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French masterpieces renamed after black subjects in new exhibition

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Curators at Paris exhibition tracked down names of models used by likes of Manet, Picasso and Cézanne French art masterpieces have been renamed after their long-overlooked black subjects in a ground-breaking new Paris show on the representation of people of colour in art. Edouard Manet’s Olympia, the scandalous painting of a naked reclining prostitute that marks the birth of modern art, has been renamed Laure after the woman who posed as her black maid.
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