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Odalisque, Languid Concubine & Swan
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Odalisque, Languid Concubine & Swan
Karen Ledbetter

Here is Mr. Douglas L. Altman’s richly detailed, “ADAPTATION RENDERING” of the painting, Odalisque (1862), by English Victorian Classical painter, Lord Frederick Leighton (1830 – 1896), an adherent to the Victorian classical school of painting. In Leighton’s Odalisque (from the Turkish 'Odalik,' meaning female slave, concubine or even indentured chambermaid), we see the sensual depiction of an exotically wistful and languid harem beauty, standing, leaning against a stone wall. The Odalisque is accompanied by a swan and dressed in a costume of rich eastern fabric, drapery & ostrich feathers. The flowing curve of the arms of the Odalisque is echoed by the graceful sweep of the swan's feathered form. As such, the delicate beauty of these two figures, woman and swan, are meant to complement each other. This painting is part of a category of nineteenth century European images in the manner of Ingres and Delacroix where non-western women are depicted in 'exotically sensual' and sometimes, ' explicitly sexualized' poses. The original painting, Odalisque, was completed by Lord Frederick Leighton in the year 1862, and is currently housed in a Private Collection & described as “Oil on Canvas,” sized @ 18” x 35-3/4.”

Doug’s meticulously descriptive style, with his extensive use of rich oil colors and nearly invisible brushstrokes, demands absolute 3-dimensional accuracy in all his portraitures, his paintings of mythological beasts, heroes & Gods, as well as his depictions of men, women & animals. Doug painstakingly adds detail to the chambermaid’s ostrich feathered costume and to the painting’s background. Doug has resized his “ADAPTATION RENDERING” of the exotically sensual, Odalisque, by rendering it significantly larger than the original @ 36” x 48,” as befitting a composition of this complexity.

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