The Captive look: "The Turkish bath", Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867)

France, 1991

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Episode of Series “Palettes”.
Having arrived at the end of his life, Ingres assembled twenty five nude women in a lovingly prepared canvas. Even today, the painting inspires as much repulsion as it does fascination. Amongst the most memorable criticisms Paul Claudel’s opinion of it as “a cake of maggots” is probably the most damning. The program describes the painting in detail, and the sources in Ingres earlier work, and the work of others, for the figures in the painting, as well as its transformation from a rectangle to a circular tondo. Haunted, all of his life by the nude, this painting is his most comprehensive tribute to female beauty.

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production company

FR3

La Sept

Musée du Louvre

Delta Image

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
France
Production dates
1991

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Palettes

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Palettes

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ACMI Identifier

305436

Language

English

Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Ingres, Jean-Auguste-Dominique, 1780-1867

Crafts & Visual Arts → Nude in art

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painters - France

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painting, Modern - 19th century - France

People → Ingres, Jean-Auguste-Dominique, 1780-1867

Short films

Short films → Short films - France

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Sound

Colour

Colour

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VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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