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Pierre Auguste Renoir concluded the exotic oil painting called Odalisque, also known as An Algerian Woman in 1870. At the time, the artist was in his late 20s and was bursting with creative talent. The model seen in this masterpiece is Lise Trehot, who can also be seen in Young Woman in a Boat and in the masterpiece Diana, a representation of the Goddess of the hunt.
In Odalisque, Renoir created a fantastical and exotic scene using costumes of the orient. His love for portraying fabric with different textures and colors shows in this artwork. With a long horizontal canvas, the artist depicted Trehot laying on her side, resting on a big white pillow. Her right leg is slightly bent, as she rests her arm on it, and leans on her left elbow. Trehot’s expression captivates the spectator, as she looks directly at the viewer with half-open eyes. Her red lips are naturally ajar, showing the sparkle of her teeth.
The brush strokes Renoir used in the printed fabric are loose and expressive, but very precise and detailed at the same time. The model wears baggy printed pants that go to her ankles, with a dark blue base color and highly decorated with gold, red, and blue ornaments. Her shirt is made of thin, see-through fabric, painted in shades of blue, white, and specks of gold, mixed with tonalities of her light skin – which he captures in shades of light blue and yellow. A thick and striped fabric is tied at her waist, in colors of red, and blue. Over the folded details of her blouse, she wears an ornamental vest in gold and red. These same colors are on her feathered headpiece. The ambiance is richly ornamented with decorated wallpaper, different fabrics, and even a still-life on the left corner of the canvas depicting some oranges and a large green glass jar.
Renoir was profoundly influenced by exotic cultures of the Orient as well as the Japanese woodcut prints that many Impressionists collected. Odalisque is an example of this influence early on in his career, and the artist visited Algeria in 1881 and again in 1882, resulting in a many Orientalist style paintings. This movement was adopted by many modern painters, as they went against the Classic standards that originated in ancient Greek art.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Odalisque Aka An Algerian Woman, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Odalisque Aka An Algerian Woman that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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