Femme nue couchée (1883)

Renoir, Pierre-Auguste (1841-1919)

Femme nue couchée (Reclining Nude)
Oil on canvas, 65.1 x 81.3 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Nudes and the grand tradition of classical art preoccupied Renoir in the 1880s. In this painting, he paid homage to Ingres‘s Grande Odalisque (Musée du LouvreParis), although he transformed Ingres‘s cool courtesan into a healthy, pink-cheeked girl, and the harem into an Impressionist landscape reminiscent of the Channel coast. (MET)


Ingres, J. A. D. (1780-1867)
La grande odalisque
Musée du LouvreParis