La Jaquette Rouge

  • Romaine Brooks, La Jaquette Rouge, 1910, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1968.18.6

Exhibition Label

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

Title
La Jaquette Rouge
Artist
Date
1910
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
94 1/4 x 58 1/2 in. (239.4 x 148.5 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – furniture – screen
  • Architecture Interior
  • Figure female – full length
  • Figure female – nude
Object Number
1968.18.6
Palette
Linked Open Data
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