The Valpincon Bather, 1808: Canvas Replica Painting: Grande
By artist Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867), in Louvre, Paris
A masterpiece of harmonious lines and delicate light, Ingres' voluptuously nude bather achieves both a serene attitude and chaste sensuality. The artist completed this work as at student at the French Academy in Rome where early critics remarked of it, "Rembrandt himself would have envied the amber color of this pale torso." 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. With bas-relief organic styling, the multi-tiered, replica European style frame is cast in quality designer resin and highlighted with an aged gold-toned finish.
Grande: 35"Wx44.5"H. framed (28.5"Wx38"H. image size, 3.25"W. frame)
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   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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