Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Try This At Home

The Grande Odalisque, an odalisque being a harem girl, was painted in 1814 by a Frenchman by the name of Ingres (pronounced angry-without the y).  The French were queer at the time for anything having to do with distant cultures. They coined the term Orientalism, even though Grande Odalisque doesn’t resemble anyone who ever stepped out of the Orient. Check her out (here).



  1. i would probably hurt myself if i try to assume her position...but when i get home later i will surely

    this is like the original photoshop of a picture eh? lol

  2. Saw the original in The Louvre on our last visit, and there is something somewhat disturbing about it. Then you read up on it, and realize just how "avant-garde" it really was. Of course, it's a challenge to really study the painting without appearing to simply to be looking at some nude lady.

  3. I can see what you mean about her back. You would never notice it unless pointed out.