Reclining Nude

Auguste Renoir French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 821

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 Louvre, Paris), 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.

Reclining Nude, Auguste Renoir (French, Limoges 1841–1919 Cagnes-sur-Mer), Oil on canvas

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