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Nancy (Leanne Rowe) and Bill (Jamie Foreman) in “Oliver Twist” (2005)



Our culture has a bizarre relationship with prostitution. Prostitutes modeled for painters (e.g. Fillide Melandroni for Caravaggio) when ‘respectable’ women couldn’t; they were the subject of avant-garde works (Manet’s Olympia, Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon) and operas (Verdi’s La Traviata). In literature, Maupassant’s...

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Average rating: 4.58 · 57 ratings · 36 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
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