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Comparison Of Le Bain And Madame X

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A clear similarity between ‘Le Bain’ and ‘Madame X’ is how each artist pushed boundaries for their times. Both of these paintings were done in the 19th Century, but are around twenty years apart. The way these paintings push boundaries is in how they show modernism and truth, like Balzac discusses in the reading in creating a masterpiece. One is able to see in Le Bain the nude woman with her clothes spread on the ground, which resemble clothes modern women were wearing at the time. At this point in time many believed it was appropriate for nudes to be in paintings if they resembled a god or goddess. In this painting it is clear one is viewing neither a god nor goddess. As we discussed in class the emperor felt this painting was immoral because
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