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After the Bath | Etter badet  1883

by Auguste Renoir

During the 1880s Auguste Renoir began exploring a type of painting that his contemporaries showed little interest in: classical nudes. With their naturalistic bent, most impressionists considered this genre to be an outmoded, academic exercise, but Renoir chose to appropriate the great classical heritage, from Raphael via Rubens to Ingres, in an attempt to cultivate a styl...
60x50 cm
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design