Entirely characteristic of Lebasque's figure painting, Nu couché devant la fenêtre ouverte is rendered with an economy of brushstrokes, allowing the artist to thereby prioritize the effects of light on color and form. These sensitive brushstrokes and the masterful treatment of light attest to the influence of Camille Pissarro, under whom Lebasque had studied upon his arrival in Paris in 1885. There is an exquisite juxtaposition at play between the soft pink and purple tones of the background and the carefully modeled and sensitively rendered rose tints which bring life to the model's creamy skin. The harmony borne out of the contrast between areas of canvas bathed in light and those with cooler shades imparts a sense of tranquility that is quintessentially Lebasque.
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