Friday, June 26, 2015

The toilet, the intimate birth - Delightful New Parisian Show

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An exhibition at Paris's Musée Marmottan Monet invites you into the bathrooms of the beauties of yesteryear, thanks to the voyeuristic brushstrokes of greats like Claude Monet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec,Pierre Bonnard, and Berthe Morisot.

Wladyslaw Slewinski, Etude.
Photo: Musée Marmottan Monet

This is the first time such a subject, unique and indispensable, is presented in the form of exposure.In these works that reflect the daily practices one might think trivial, the public will discover the pleasures and surprises of a depth somewhat expected. More

Pierre Bonnard, Nude in the Tub.
Photo: Musée Marmottan Monet

Edgar Degas, Woman in Her Bath Sponging Her Leg (ca. 1883).
Photo: RMN-Grand Palais.

Artist unknown, southern Netherlands, The Bath (ca. 1500).
Photo: Frank Raux/Musee de Cluny, via RMN.

Presumed portrait of Gabrielle d'Estrees and the Duchess of Villars in the Bath, artist unknown, late 16th century.
Photo: Musee de la Societe Archeologique.

Georges de La Tour, Woman Catching a Flea (1638).
Photo: Philippe Bernard/Musee Lorrain.

Eugene Lomont, Young Woman at Her Toilette (1898).
Photo: Musée Marmottan Monet.

Acknowledgment: Art Net