Manet's Olympia and Titian's Venus
on display side by side. Titian inspired Manet, but Manet took many liberties in his own creation to give this classic nude a new and shocking message. This exhibit was at the Doge's palace for a very special study on Manet's work.
Doge's Palace Eve
statue face to face with the serpent. She's holding the forbidden fruit. A lone branch just happens to give her some modesty. In the distance is the towering Campanile of Saint Mark's Square.