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Le Bol de lait (The Bowl of Milk)  1919

by Pierre Bonnard

Executed in the south of France, this painting shows a comfortably furnished apartment with a view over the Mediterranean. The sunlit interior suggests relaxation and pleasure, but the painting has a mysterious intensity that seems strangely at odds with the domesticity of the scene. The young girl appears stiff and immobile, like an ancient statue, her face curiously inex...
1162 x 1210 mm
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of Tate Gallery.