Degas, The Interior, 1868

some people call this work The Rape because of what they believe has either happened or is about to happen in this work, the subjects are very modern and the relation is unclear, it seems as though something is about to happen but we have no idea what, the painting is too vague for us to know, this suggestion of narrative is very intriguing and almost disturbing to the contemporary viewer, the space is divided between the man and the woman who are very dynamic characters, man is looming and the woman is vulnerable, she is the object of the male gaze and the recipient

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