Bathtub Art Museum

a museum dedicated to the art of the bath
5/2021: Postcard Exhibit 3: French Impressions
The French Impressionists and Post-Impressionists were pretty obsessed with depicting intimate scenes of the bath. Especially Edgar Degas! How many did he make as it seems like every general arts museum has a lady bending over the bath! Also included is Gustave Caillebotte who shows the male nude at the tub and Pierre Bonnard, who is a later French painter who uses a brighter color palette.
This exhibit is inspired by a brand new edition to the postcard collection; a Degas bathtub painting, Le Bain (1890) in the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, PA.

Le Bain (Degas, 1890)

After the Bath, Woman drying herself (Degas)

Le Tub (Degas, 1886)

Woman at the Bath (Degas, c1892)

Woman Stepping into a Bath (Degas, c1890)

The Tub (Degas, 1886)

The Bath: Woman Sponging her Back (Degas, 1887)

Femme se Lavant dans sa baignoire (Degas, 1892)

Woman in a Tub (Degas, c1883)

Man at his Bath (Caillebotte, 1884)

The Bath (Bonnard, 1925)

The Morning Bath (Degas, 1895)

All postcards depicted are part of the Bathtub Art Museum Collection