The Bather (After Ingres)

Medium: Coffee, acrylic ink and India ink on paper

Frame: Modern white square frame with light perspex protection

Height: 52 Centimetres; Width: 52 Centimetres; Depth: 4.5 Centimetres


A reinterpretation of the French Neoclassical painter, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, The Valpincon Bather which is in the Louvre.

In this vibrant painting I used washes of coffee to create a textured and highly unusual background. This combined with the strong gestural ink marks, creates an intriguing contrast. Coffee is a wonderful medium to work with, creating fabulous marks and textures.

I am interested in reworking well known classical poses and figures from paintings and sculptures in alternative media. By depicting them in an alternative way, there is a moment of doubt before recognition. Ingres did this himself by using the same model and pose in several different paintings.

This frame comes with perspex front protection. If you would prefer glass, the price and delivery time may increase slightly. Please contact me for more details.

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