Sunday, 16 March 2014

Ingres Inspired

Ingres Inspired
24" x 18" -  ink, pencil, watercolour on watercolour paper - $50

I am calling this one Ingres Inspired, referring to the great French neo-classical painter Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. He was mainly a portrait painter, but also painted the female form. Whenever confronted with a nude model in a back pose, I always think of The Valpincon Bather by Ingres .....

And when a back is 'too long' as in my painted drawing, I also think of Ingres and his Grand Odalisque ......

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