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Olympia is compared to a morgue

In Critics, Olympia's Degradation on May 11, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Critic Victor de Jankovitz writes, June 4th, 1865

The author represents for us under the name of Olympia a young girl lying on a bed, having as her only garment a knot of ribbon in her hair, and her hand for fig leaf.  The expression of her face is that of being prematurely aged and vicious; her body, of a putrefying colour, recalls the horror of the morgue.