Ingres: Erotic Drawings
Stephane GueganISBN: 208030528X; 9782080305282;
Ingres, described by Baudelaire as a painter of "profound sensual delights," has not always been acknowledged as such by the art world. Famous for his iconic paintings The Grand Odalisque and The Turkish Bath, Ingres was also an artist of great erotic intensity and raw sexuality. These facets of his oeuvre are explored here in depth and in detail. The sixty-five illustrations include drawings and sketches from the artist's personal notebooks, lush details from his paintings, and even a rare daguerreotype. Medieval engravings from the sixteenth century are reproduced alongside the sketches that they inspired, and studies for Ingres' famous paintings appear adjacent to the corresponding details. StA©phane GuA©gan unveils this unexplored aspect of the artist's works through the themes of a virile eros, temptation, seduction, voyeurism, close-ups, forbidden desires, saturation, and enigma. The volume includes a chronology of the artist's life and a selected bibliography. This handful of...