Ingres, Venus Anadyomen

While visiting the Condé Museum, Chantilly as a young woman studying in France, when I stepped into the Tribune Room (where so much of the fine art is displayed) and saw this Ingres painting, my jaw dropped. It was the most lovely work of art I felt I had ever been in the presence of, and you were so close in the intimate atmosphere, you could almost touch it.

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 1780-1867, neoclassical painter, Venus Anadyomen


About kinneret

Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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