fig.: Edouard Manet, Portrait of Emilie Ambre in Spanish Costume, c. 1879. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Schenkung Edgar Scott, 1964.
woman, "Carmen", was created by Prosper Mérimée
1845. Through the opera by Georges Bizet this female figure became a
new fashionable role model worldwide: Carmen has as a gypsy not many
rights or possibilities. But she is a strong woman, who fights for her
life and love. next>>>