Manet’s most famous courtesan, Olympia, fingers a floral shawl as she gazes boldly at the viewer of the painting. Professor Therese Dolan (Temple University) illustrates how Manet skillfully employs the shawl’s economic and social status to connote levels of class and power in articulating Olympia’s sexual identity.
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