Monday, February 05, 2007

Bathed in Fabric


The Bather of Valpincon by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Musee de Louve, Paris.

Ingres' skill at portraying drapery and textiles was the best of the 19th Century French Classical artists. He was inspired by the Italian Renaissance painter Raphael whose clear straightforward yet lush style made his influence third after the Renaissance giants Michangelo and Leonardo.

1 comment:

Marty: said...

I love this painting. I saw it once and it almost made me cry. I feel like I know her. I am learning a lot from your blog. Thanks!

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