Looking Through the Keyhole with Degas

Edgar Degas’s Interior gives us a glimpse behind closed doors to the struggles of sex, class, and the strangers in our homes

painting of a bedroom scene with a man and woman
painting of a bedroom scene with a man and woman
Interior by Edgar Degas, 1868–69 — The Philadelphia Museum of Art [view license]

Look Closer

Getting Real

male and female farmers praying in a field at dawn
male and female farmers praying in a field at dawn
The Angelus by Jean-François Millet , 1857–59 — Musée d’Orsay, Paris [view license]

First Impression(ism)

painting of two men breaking stones
painting of two men breaking stones
The Stone Breakers by Gustave Courbet, 1849 — Destroyed during World War II [view license]

Truth But Not Answers

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