Celebration of the Odalisque

The “Odalisque” has a long history in art, and here are some of my favorites. A celebration of the female form ,there has always been a certain  tension between the sacred and the profane  imbued in this motif that reflects the particular moment in time of the culture it is crated in.

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Odalisque


For me this Ingres is the gold standard. The elongation and exageration of shapes creates a very radical abstraction  and incredible elegance, within a “realistic “ mileau. The draughtmanship and total synthesis  devastates me every time.


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  1. hermes マテラッセ

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Sculptor, painter, poet. Currently living in Los Angeles and Martha's Vineyard