Olympia - Canvas Print

Edouard Manet Art print #1422

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  • Olympia by Edouard Manet 1-piece Canvas Art Print
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Canvas Print Description

In 1863, Victorine Die, a favorite model of the artist Edouard Manet in the 1860s, posed for a nude portrait which, upon its exhibition at the Paris Salon some two years later, would become one of the most scandalous female nudes ever painted. The work, which utterly shocked the Parisian art world, was only accepted into the Salon of 1865 due to its inclusion in a new category, the Salon des Refuses, or exhibition of paintings initially refused on various grounds. While artistic provocations were becoming more common in these more ambitious and imaginative years, the violence and fury with which “Olympia” was met had few precedents. Critics at the time argued that the canvas had nothing whatsoever do with art, instead baring more similarities with caricature or commercial signage. Yet it was exactly this stark energy that generates the work’s unique sacred horror. It is a blunt, crude, and cold rendering of sexuality and the female form, and a massive departure from the usual glorification of naked women as carriers of symbolic meaning. Manet’s “Olympia” marked a complete break with the classical aesthetic of the official art salons, an exhibition ground open exclusively to academic painters and those accepted by critics. As an essential ingredient of the pre-Impressionist movement, Manet’s reclined revolution helped pave the way for the modernist movement of the early twentieth century. Yet the work initially did win a few friends, such as the author Emile Zola, who were able to detect the embryonic modernity of this stunning and resilient work.

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Gallery Wrapped Canvas

Gallery Wrapped Canvas

All of our artwork comes gallery wrapped.  The image is stretched around the sides and stapled to the back of the wooden frame.  Your piece of art will be ready to hang, and will include an easy-to-use hanging kit.

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A little “armor for your art” that won‘t obscure the canvas.  Your canvas print is gallery wrapped and mounted to a 2" thick, elegant, black hard wood frame.  The art is inset, leaving a 3/8" space between the art and frame, creating the illusion that your art is “floating.”

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Draw their eyes into the art with a classic frame.  Your canvas print will be gallery wrapped and then carefully encased with a contemporary black hard wood frame. Only available for select .75" thick sizes.

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