The painting above is Odalisque in Grisaille by Ingres. This work is an unfinished repetition of the original that is displayed in the Louvre in front of which I have spent much time being inexplicably drawn into. For some reason, seeing it done in these muted gray tones was really moving--as though I was being witness to something I shouldn't. It really took my breath away. Maybe because I didn't know of its existence and was surprised to come across it stripped of all its color and several final elements.
I love them both!
Photo credit: personal collection, wikipedia