Vanessa Bell Looks through the Glass

The indoors can be suffocating if they are not in any way connected to the outdoors even if it is just visually. In the painting, Bell has given a natural backdrop to the still life which gives life to the entire canvas. The lifeless objects of the household are on the threshold of where all life resides. The contrast of what is on this side of the window with the outside is intriguing.

Nature Tutor: Vanessa Bell
Country: UK