The mysterious atmosphere in this painting comes from the oriental sensuality, the contrast between the skin, the music and the Slave. The french touch is in the precision of drawing, the pleasure in the position of the model, and the close room, or maybe hammam, where is generated the situation of all posibilities.
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French (1780 – 1867)
Odalisque with a Slave, 1839-1840
Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.251