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The Bather, known as the Valpinçon BatherThe Bather, known as the Valpinçon Bather
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  • This beautiful work inspired Man Ray to capture the phrase "Le Violon d'Ingres (Ingres's Violin)" in his work featuring Kiki de Montparnasse. The phrase refers to a person who is known for one talent but is, more than a hobby, exceptional at another unrelated talent, in this case Ingres and his violin, having played second violin in the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse when he was thirteen to sixteen. Many describe Le Violon d'Ingres as a visual pun, depicting his muse, Kiki, as Ray's violon d'Ingres.

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