SMC Comparison Between Picasso & Ingres Paintings Comparative Essay

Question Description

I’m working on a art and need to help me learn.


First, watch the videos in the module covering the harem scenes painted by Ingres and Picasso.  Then, using the comparison images, write a short essay comparing and contrasting the two works.  Please consider the following questions as you craft your answer:

  1. How is the viewer engaged differently in each work?  Is there one that you feel is more “aggressive” than the other?
  2. How do these two paintings present the concept of “femininity” differently in each painting?  Do you feel like either painting trafficks in stereotypes of femininity?
  3. How are the figures’ bodies portrayed differently in each painting, what effect does this have on your response to the painting?