North and Central America, United States
Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Etchings
Light in this scene is used to make a distinction between public and private space. Once the light is turned out, the room will be in darkness as the public (the gazing viewer) is removed from the privacy of this couple’s bedroom. It is important to note that it is the female figure that is given the agency to turn off the light and usher in the return of seclusion to the space.
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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)."