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La Jaquette Rouge

1910 Romaine Brooks Born: Rome, Italy 1874 Died: Nice, France 1970 oil on canvas 94 1/4 x 58 1/2 in. (239.4 x 148.5 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1968.18.6 Not currently on view


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La Jaquette Rouge presents a female nude in a domestic setting. Although the figure is not overtly sexual, Brooks heightened the implicit eroticism of the scene through the red jacket, which draws attention to the young woman's nudity. The quiet intimacy of the scene is enhanced by the shadowy atmosphere and the large screen that frames her body and shrinks the space between the model and viewer.

The Art of Romaine Brooks, 2016

Keywords

Figure female - full length

Figure female - nude

Figure(s) in interior - domestic

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas