Nude on a Couch by Gustave Caillebotte was created in 1880. The painting is in Minneapolis Institute of Art. The size of the work is 129,5 x 195,6 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.
This picture belongs with a group of studies of male and female nudes painted by Caillebotte about 1880. It is unique, however, for the uncompromising realism of its anatomical observation and for its apparent sexual innuendo. The model would eventually become Caillebotte’s mistress. The artist has challenged the prevalent standards of taste and morality, which accepted in paintings only the academic tradition of idealized nudes. Because of its effrontery, this picture was neither exhibited nor sold during Caillebotte’s lifetime. (Read more in Minneapolis Institute of Art)
About the Artist: French painter Gustave Caillebotte was born in the rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis. Caillebotte earned a law degree in 1868 and a license to practice law in 1870, and he also was an engineer. After the Franco-Prussian war, Caillebotte began visiting the studio of painter Léon Bonnat. In 1873, Caillebotte entered the École des Beaux-Arts, but apparently did not spend much time there. was a member and patron of the Impressionists, although he painted in a more realistic manner than many others in the group… Read more
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