His celebrated, La Source, is a representation of a nude 13-year-old girl without the anatomical distortions usually seen from Ingres. His temporary reprieve from idealization satisfied the masses desire for erotica. In The Turkish Bath Ingres displays the female body in many distorted poses. He returned to the ideal, his true belief.
Ingres was married for 36 years to the love of his life, Madeline. The birth of a still-born baby left them without children. She died in 1849 and he survived her by several years.
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