The Good Reputation, Sleeping / [La Buena Fama Durmiendo] (Getty Museum)
Whether concealed by a fig leaf or locked by a chastity belt, a woman's erogenous area has traditionally been kept hidden from view. Flouting convention, Manuel Alvarez Bravo staged this scene by clothing the model's upper thighs, hips, and waist, and exposing her pubic region.
Interior of Roman Building with Figures (Getty Museum)
"Interior of Roman Building with Figures," Ettore Forti, late 19th century. Oil on canvas. J. Paul Getty Museum. | Ettore Forti meticulously researched the classical objects and decorations in this historical genre painting, but he improbably combined a grand, luxurious setting with an intimate, domestic social gathering.
Hercules and Omphale (Getty Museum)
"Hercules and Omphale," Luigi Garzi, about 1700 - 1710. Oil on canvas. J. Paul Getty Museum. | At the center of this lush pleasure scene lounges Omphale, queen of Lydia, an ancient country bordering on the Aegean. After she bought Hercules, wearing his lion's pelt at the left, as a slave and her lover, he served her for three years, ridding the land of robbers and other pests and fathering at least three of her sons.
Diana and Her Nymphs in a Landscape (Getty Museum)
"Diana and Her Nymphs in a Landscape," Laurent de La Hyre, 1644. Oil on canvas. J. Paul Getty Museum. | Diana and her nymphs rest and bathe after the hunt, their catch guarded by a loyal hound in an idealized landscape furnished with classical ruins.
John Singer Sargent | An Out-of-Doors Study | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925). An Out-of-Doors Study, 1889. Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund (20.640) | This work is in our “Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends,” on view through October 4, 2015.
L' Air (Getty Museum)
L' Air; Aristide Maillol (French, 1861 - 1944); design 1938; cast 1962; Lead; 127 × 238.8 × 93.3 cm, 687.1995 kg (50 × 94 × 36 3/4 in., 1515 lb.); 2005.113.1; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Gift of Fran and Ray Stark; Rights Statement: No Copyright - United States
Portrait of a Young Woman Reclining (Getty Museum)
Portrait of a Young Woman Reclining; Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862 - 1918); Austria; 1897–1898; Black chalk; 45.5 × 31.5 cm (17 15/16 × 12 3/8 in.); 2009.57.1; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Rights Statement: No Copyright - United States