"Collaborative Fiction" by Mark Lang
Here Edouard Manet and his three models (don’t forget the cat) are standing back and admiring his controversial painting, “Olympia”. I just love a picture within a picture, especially when art history is the subject. The 1865 painting was contentious, not because of the nudity, but because of the frank portrayal of a nude prostitute. Lang’s painting reminds us that nude models are people too. A really fun piece that makes me smile.