When I think of Olympia’s face and gaze and how it disturbed the prominently male audience of 1865, and how you would place this in contemporary things,  it came to me how perfect it would be to match images of Olympia’s face and image, along with modern versions of her, and even the 19th century caricatures to Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face.”  This song is not only a massive hit with upbeat tempo and driving beat, but carries with it all the complexities of the artist Lady Gaga as well as undertones of sexual innuendo, confusion, ambiguity, and teasing (what is she saying with that face, that look?).  “Poker Face” has also been set to various YouTube videos, which are great.  If I had the time and could learn a video software, I’d craft a short video of Olympia and the images to Poker Face.

Yes, Olympia has a poker face, and she wins the poker game over her 1865 participants.  Maybe that is also what drove them nuts…

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