Young Lady in 1866
by Edouard Manet (French, 1832â€“1883)
Using the same model he used in his - at the time - scandalous painting, Luncheon on the Grass, Manet created what some modern scholars regard as an allegory to the five senses: the flowers she holds represent smell; the orange, taste; the companion parrot, hearing; and the monocle she dangles in her left hand, sight and feeling.
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