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Subjects : Architecture, Landscape
Keywords : 18th century, France, colour, divinity, fountain, garden, goddess, landscape, museum, religion, sculpture, statue, swimming, water, well, woman
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The Bathing Pool

The Bathing Basin (or Bassin aux baigneuses) is an oil painting on canvas produced around 1777-1780 by the French painter Hubert Robert. Originally commissioned for the bathroom of the Château de Bagatelle in Paris, it is now part of the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The Bathing Basin is one of six paintings that Charles Philippe, Comte d'Artois (1757-1836) commissioned from Hubert Robert in 1777. The paintings were intended for the bathroom of the Château de Bagatelle. The six paintings depict places that are generally Italian. The Bassin de baignade, dated 1777-1780, was created as a counterpart to Un coin de la cour du Capitole. The scene depicts an open forest temple with an ancient statue of Venus at its centre. The ruined building is flanked by trees and has a staircase leading to a basin, where water flows from four fountains. The side fountains are adorned with statues: on the left, a seated Venus, and on the right, Mercury tying his sandals. A group of six women dressed in 18th-century clothing stand at the top of the stairs. On the lower left, next to the statue of Venus, a seated woman wipes her feet in front of a servant. In the pool, two naked women are playing in the shallow water. The temple's appearance was probably inspired by the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli, the Macellum in Pozzuoli (then considered a temple to Jupiter Serapis) and perhaps Bramante's Tempietto in the church of San Pietro in Montorio in Rome. The central statue is [...]


This artwork is a painting from the classical period. It belongs to the neoclassicism styles and romanticism styles.


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