#408 - from 26 November 2015 to 2 December 2015
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Grande Odalisque, oil on canvas, 91 x 162 cm, 1814. Paris, Musée du Louvre, département des Peintures, acquired 1899 (exhibition at Museo del Prado, Madrid).
MADRID – While some would like us to believe that the female body is a vision from hell, it has always been painters’ main source of inspiration. Ingres would surely agree wit us, he who throughout his life (1780-1867) never ceased with surgical precision to draw it whether dressed or nude. His Grande Odalisque, his Bain turc have a special place in the Western [Read]