By Avriel Carissa
On 30 December 2019 In american artist
The best acclaimed painting in the Musée d’Orsay — and apparently the second-most acclaimed painting in Paris afterwards the “Mona Lisa” — is Édouard Manet’s “Olympia.” What does this 1863 painting show? A pale-skinned prostitute in glassy slippers, a atramentous cat and . . . what else? Oh, yes, a atramentous maid captivation a boutonniere of flowers. […] ...