North and Central America, United States
Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Etchings
Sloan illuminates an intimate bedroom scene in Turning out the Light. The lamp casts its bright, round glow on the comfortably rumpled bedding and on the clothes hanging on the chair. The man is just outside the light’s reach, in softly defined shadow. The woman reaches for the light switch, preserving the scene’s intimacy by extinguishing the light.
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- Rooms designed for or used to contain a bed or beds for sleeping.
- Generally, the sleeping places of humans and animals. Specifically, permanent pieces of furniture comprised of a bedstead, which is the wooden or metal support, and the bedding, including the mattress and cover.
- Prints made from an etched printing plate, which is a metal plate on which a design is made by coating the plate with an acid-resistant substance, creating a design in the coating, and then exposing the plate to acid, which etches the plate where the metal is exposed. For designs incised directly into a copper plate using a burin or graver, use "engravings (prints)."