The Shock of the Nude was Part of the Culture Shock TV series by PBS. “Shocking” was the word used to describe Edouard Manet’s masterpiece when it was first unveiled in Paris in 1865. Olympia and the controversy surrounding what is perhaps the most famous nude of the nineteenth-century are the focus of The Shock of the Nude: Manet’s Olympia. Written and produced by Richard P. Rogers. John Lithgow narrates.