The Model Resting  1889

by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Probably painted from life, a semi-clad woman rests with her face hidden and her breast and shoulders exposed. This viewpoint--with the woman observed from above and behind--emphasizes her submissiveness and the spectator's control. The row of small tables and chairs implies a less-than-private setting, perhaps a cafe or brothel. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec explored the worl...
65.4 × 49.2 cm (25 3/4 × 19 3/8 in.)
Tempera or casein with oil
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