Ingres: Portrait of an Artist: Slaves of Fashion [VHS]
In his own day, Ingres was admired by many for his scrupulous attention to detail. He won respect as the champion of neoclassicism against the rising Romantic tide. Many of Ingres' paintings belie his strict teachings, especially The Turkish Bath, in which the female nude is anatomically distorted to increase its sensuous elegance. Enhanced by contemporary musical extracts, this program demonstrates the diversity of Ingres' art and his reaction against the changes going on around him.
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