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Le Lit ('The Bed') (also known as Dans le lit, 'In Bed') is a painting by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec from around 1892 which depicts two women sharing a bed. The painting has been held by public collections in France since 1937, and by the Musée d'Orsay in Paris since 1986. Toulouse-Lautrec became fascinated by the nightlife in Paris, particularly sex workers. Through the 1890s, he spent more and more time painting everyday scenes of life in the official brothels, the maisons closes. In 1892, he was commissioned to produce paintings for the salon at a brothel on the rue d'Ambroise [fr]. He spent time observing the brothel, its residents and visitors, while they worked and at quieter moments, and made sixteen portraits of the sex workers. These paintings demonstrate a close and intimate observation and compassion towards the subjects, without any sense of sensationalism or voyeurism. Le Lit was made in oil paints on cardboard, mounted on wood, and measures 53.5 by 70 centimetres (21.1 in × 27.6 in). The painting is one of four paintings of similar date depicting individuals in bed, often interpreted as lesbian couples. It depicts two women in a bed, gazing at each other. The white sheets of the bed contrast with a red bedspread and with the headboard and wall behind. The disembodied heads of the women face each other, their bodies concealed beneath mountains of bedclothes. The painting is suffused by a warm glow, perhaps the rosy morning light, or a gas lamp. The [...]


This artwork is a painting from the modern period. It belongs to the post-impressionism style.


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