jean-auguste-dominique ingres’s portrayal of the woman in grande odalisque her body.
Grande Odalisque attracted wide criticism when it was first shown. It is renowned for the elongated proportions and lack of anatomical realism. The work is owned by the Louvre Museum, Paris which purchased the work in 1899.
Stemming from the initial criticism the painting received, the figure in Grande Odalisque is thought to be drawn with “two or three vertebrae too many.”   Critics at the time believed the elongations to be errors on the part of Ingres, but recent studies show the elongations to have been deliberate distortions.  Measurements taken on the proportions of real women showed that Ingres’s figure was drawn with a curvature of the spine and rotation of the pelvis impossible to replicate.  It also showed the left arm of the odalisque is shorter than the right. The study concluded that the figure was longer by five instead of two or three vertebrae and that the excess affected the lengths of the pelvis and lower back instead of merely the lumbar region. 
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Quiz Unit 2 – Art Appreciation.pdf
Géricault is the other great artist who dominated the French and European art scene in the same period in which Ingres was painting the Grande Odalisque.
For further information read the post about his most famous painting The Raft of the Medusa by Théodore Géricault : what it represents and where is on display.
The Grande Odalisque by Ingres has been housed in the Louvre Museum since 1899. My advice to you is to book you entrance ticket to the Louvre in advance in order to skip the line.
You can book with Louvre Museum E-Ticket.
La Grande Odalisque
Use of Space:
The body of the nude takes up the entire frame of the canvas. Her head, elbow, and buttocks are inches away from the edge of the canvas. Her toes actually extended beyond the bounds of the edge.
Jupiter and Thetis by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres This mythological picture completes a number of mandatory for the students of the French Academy in Rome “parcels” of Ingres to Paris. In Italy, a young painter immersed himself in.
Critics at the time took a picture of “Grande Odalisque” is ambiguous. Ingres has been criticized for failing to anatomical proportions and for the abandonment of living concreteness. Other artists were delighted mysteriously girls, to which attracts the exotic East.