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The oil on canvas Bathsheba at Her Bath shows the biblical story where, while Bathsheba is bathing, David the King spots her and is attracted by her sensuality, unable to control himself. He then seduces and impregnates her. However, Bathsheba was an already married woman, and King David must act on this sin. He decides to send her unknowingly husband to war and tells his generals to leave him behind to certain death. So Bathsheba is then set free from the vows of the marriage and is available to marry him, concealing his sin. This painting depicts the exact moment where Bathsheba, after her bath, reads a letter sent by King David.
Many historians consider this painting to be the most beautiful nude created by Rembrandt. There is great sensuality to Bathsheba’s body. That is intimately connected to the subject matter and the dramatics of the story. Rembrandt painted her curves in details as well as her beautiful wavy ginger hair, that is tied back with red beads and a red ribbon. She wears some ornaments like an opulent earring, a necklace, and a bracelet. The pose suggests that Bathsheba wants to be seen, as she stretches her left hand to the back and turns her body to the viewer. The observer sees this painting from the perspective of an outside peeker. That works as a metaphor for the biblical tale, as King David would be spying on Bathsheba when he decided to seduce and impregnate her.
Bathsheba’s body is completely painted in light peachy tones and warm colors. The darkness around her suggests that this is nighttime, but it’s also a common resource of the time to enhance the contrast on the painting and augment drama. There is a column behind her and several pieces of cloth. There is a thick golden drapery that is very ornamented and detailed. She is sitting on top of a white light large piece of fabric that resembles a sheet or an undergarment, and all of that is placed over red cotton. On her hand, she holds a letter. In this letter, David demands her that she chooses between loyalty to her husband and obedience to him, her king. There is so much to understand about the story in her facial expression, that shows sorrow and agony.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Bathsheba at Her Bath 1654, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Bathsheba at Her Bath 1654 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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