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Subjects : Feminine Beauty, Nude
Keywords : bare breasts, bather, female nude, from behind, sweetness, turban
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La Baigneuse

La Baigneuse Valpinçon (named after one of its 19th-century owners), also known as Grande Baigneuse or simply La Baigneuse, is a painting by the French painter Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, dated 1808 and housed in the Musée du Louvre in Paris. Ingres painted it during his stay in Rome as a boarder at the Académie de France, when he was 28 years old. It was one of the statutory shipments from Rome to Paris that the painter was required to make as a boarder at the Académie. Its first title was Seated Woman. The motif of the figure was to be repeated, with modifications, in two other works, a reduced version in a harem interior, entitled Petite Baigneuse, and as the central figure in Le Bain turc. The painting depicts a nude woman, seen from behind, wearing a turban and sitting on the edge of a bed, bathed in diffused light. She is the sole subject of the painting, framed by hangings whose vertical folds highlight the sinuous lines of her body. The lines of the body are pure, and Ingres deliberately avoids emphasising the bone structure too much. Ingres' references for this work are numerous. These include Raphael, whom he admired above all others, with one of the Graces he painted in the loggia of Psyche at the Villa Farnésine, and also an engraving of Le Coucher à l'italienne by Jacob van Loo (in the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon), which also depicts a nude woman seen from the [...]


This artwork is a painting from the classical period. It belongs to the neoclassicism style.


« La Baigneuse » is kept at Musée Bonnat, Bayonne, France.


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