Le Grande Odalisque 1814: Canvas Replica Painting: Medium
By artist Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867), in Louvre, Paris
Only an odalisque, a personal chambermaid to the concubines in a Turkish harem, of exceptional beauty could rise through the ranks to be presented to the sultan. Ingres fed the 19th century's hunger for the fantasy of Orientalism with his subject's risque pose, coloring and demeanor. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its subtle brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. The imported, delicately carved hardwood frame boasts a delicate leaf motif with fine feathered detailing finished in antique gold tones.
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Medium: 28.5"Wx19"H framed (21"Wx11.5"H image size, 4"W frame)
   Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867)

French painter Jean-Auguste Ingres was a prominent member of the neoclassical movement. His strengths included superb draftsmanship, focused insight into personality, and a single dedication to neoclassical line and style, which perfectly suited Ingres to painting portraits. Despite these facts, Ingres considered himself a painter of history, like the painters who inspired him.

Ingres studied painting with neoclassical painter Jacques-Louis David in Paris, and soon Ingres was awarded the coveted Prix de Rome in 1801. Moving to Rome, Ingres honed his skills in drawing and design and was greatly influenced by Raphael, Italian Renaissance master. Ingres returned to Paris, impassioned against the new Romantic Movement, and became a spokesman against the movement. As one of the most celebrated painters in France and an academic spokesman, Ingres was awarded the Legion d Honneur in 1847. Ingres painted until the end of his life; his superb depiction of the female nude, The Bather of Valpincon, was painted when he was 82 years old.

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