Olympia is a painting of a reclining nude woman, the maid standing aside from the woman and a black cat, staring mysteriously at the viewer.

While Olympia’s pose had the classic pattern, the subject of the painting portrayed a prostitute.

In this painting, the maid offers her a bouquet of flowers, might be a gift from a client.

Since composition was not his skill, Manet took the ready-made Venus of Urbino of Titian to reproduce the painting and expecting no doubt, shielding himself from the critical abuses by invoking Titian’s name.

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Painting type:
Oil painting

20cm x 25cm

Unframed painting!