For readers of Girl with a Pearl Earring, a luminous and evocative novel of Adouard Manetas muse. Paris, 1862. A young girl in a threadbare dress and green boots, hungry for experience, meets the mysterious and wealthy artist Adouard Manet. The encounter will change heraand the art worldaforever. At seventeen, Victorine Meurent abandons her old life to become immersed in the Parisian society of dance halls and cafAcs, meeting writers and artists like Baudelaire and Alfred Stevens. As Manetas model, Victorine explores a world of new possibilities and stirs the artist to push the boundaries of painting in his infamous portrait Olympia, which scandalizes even the most cosmopolitan city. Manet becomes himself because of Victorine. But who does she become, that figure on the divan? Intense, erotic, and beautifully wrought, Paris Red evokes the unconventional love story of a painter and his muse that changed the history of art.Whenever I am not using my burnisher, I keep it in its own leather pouch. If anything ... When I was growing up, my mother screamed about whatever boy I was running around with, but my father worried about how I would make a living. I guessanbsp;...
|Title||:||Paris Red: A Novel|
|Publisher||:||W. W. Norton & Company - 2015-04-20|