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Olympia

Olympia

Artist: Anne Noggle (American, 1922 - 2005)
Subject Matter: Anne Noggle (American, 1922 - 2005)
Date: 1990s
Medium: gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Support: 14 × 11 in. (35.6 × 27.9 cm)
Mat: 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of the Anne Noggle Foundation, 2016
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2016.2.18
Description
This image presumably refers to Olympia, Edward Manet’s radical 1863 painting of a pampered courtesan, as Noggle also made a variation in which she is reclining in a similar pose. In her work of the 1980s-1990s, Noggle consistently asserted the vitality and even the sexuality of older women, reminding us that they have more on their minds than knitting and grandchildren.
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