jean auguste dominique ingres - grand odalisque 1814
francisco de goya - nude maja (c)1800
henri matisse - odalisque, harmony in red 1926
jules joseph lefebvre - odalisque 1874
amedeo modigliani - reclining nude 1917
i love the composition of reclining nudes. there's something about the serpentine lines the woman's curves create that just draws me in. it might sound weird, but those fluid lines are exactly what i love about mid century modern furniture. not that i'm comparing women to chairs and coffee tables or anything. i'm just sayin'.