The woman is on the depiction in the society as a prostitute. The nude prostitute lies back on the white pillows on the bed.re is a a male character at the back, holding flowers. At his back, a cat looks out at the two partners. It seems to recognize the recognized widespread of prostitution but with immense fear of the growing working classes.
Prostitution with the symbolic of lower class society is under the process of being undermined by the cartel of prostitutes, which constitutes “a class.” During those moments, a great number of people had an immense perception that prostitutes were market commodities. Sexual commerce was a common clientele in the society during those moments. The conflict arising from the perception of women by the author is indicative of the acceptance of her own sexuality. The woman representation communicates of her own sexuality. Olympia’s sexuality in the book is on well representation, and fully annotated by the cat, which is a symbolic representation of female genitalia, the flowers a representation of tropical exoticism, the hand of Olympia on the cover of her pubic hair and her full nakedness. Prostitution did act as a form of divine prototype. The woman in the book is modelled in a way that her modelling style and appearance evokes intense sexual feelings. It brings up the concept of modern pornographic images of those in the lower level prostitutes.
The contemporary women are hence represented in a negative way, a different perception in the society. She is perceived as being promiscuous and drunkard. She has an aspect of a masculine personality while at the moment having a feminine character. Such aspects are in intermix by the male dominance. The male gaze controls Olympia’s gaze. It represents the aspect of submissiveness among the women.
As history suggests before the art