What do you think of your own bed? I am sure that when you are thinking about your bed, you are thinking about a place where you can just take a rest peacefully. Having a bad that has the calm of a designated resting space are familiar comforts to us all will be very good for us because the main function of the bed is to keep us calm while we are on it. In addition, a good bed can also make us comfortable whenever we use it. However, nowadays, we cannot just see a bad from the function’s point of view. Right now, we can see a lot of aesthetic sides that a bed might have.
1. “The Bedroom” by Vincent Van Gogh
When Vincent Van Gogh painted his bedroom in Arles, the emphasis was more on the use of color and design than on the bed. His original “The Bedroom” was revised more than once. The revisions altered some of the colors of the original as well as the picture arrangement that adorned the wall that was directly next to the bed. The paintings, although adhering to the mandates of Realism, appeared quite sterile compared to the works of a few other Realist artists.
2. “His Studio” by John Singer Sargent
In stark contrast to Van Gogh’s bedroom paintings, John Singer Sargent focused on the reality of the unmade, messy bed. Sargent cleverly painted a friend who was in the process of painting on an easel in the cramped room of a hotel. There are freshly painted canvases placed randomly on the rumpled bed sheets, seemingly with no concern for the possibility of ruining the linen. A shirt hangs off the side of the messy bed to complete the sense that the painting captured a true moment of real time. Titled “His Studio,” it offers a cacophony for the viewers’ senses.
3. “Death of Desdemona” by Eugene Delacroix
Eugene Delacroix sometimes painted subjects on their deathbeds. For example, he painted the “Death of Desdemona” from a scene in Othello. Joining other pioneers of Realism, he was inspired by the raw truth that was evident when a scene was left with only its essential elements. As a Realist, Delacroix relied on the simple fact that all items occurring naturally within any given scene served as the best props.
4. “Unmade Bed” by Adolph Menzel
Adolph Menzel gave life to unmade beds in his drawings. He adhered to naturalism, although there was sometimes a slight manipulation of the bed linens. Menzel strived to draw a parallel between the human form and the shape of the sheets and the duvets. He was quite successful in giving an animated aura to his drawings of tumbled bedding. The duvets held soft curves like those of a person; the pillows and sheets seemed to be in touch, as though nuzzling one another.
5. “In Bed” by Toulouse-Lautrec
Toulouse-Lautrec used a different method to put some life into the unmade beds that he painted. It could be argued that his paintings of bed scenes were the most realistic; he painted a bed occupied by a couple in his “In Bed” series. Asleep or awake, the couple was given warmth through the renderings of the artist. Toulouse-Lautrec was a true master of depicting soft, intimate moments in a very natural and innocent manner.
Having a bed which has an aesthetic point of view will not only give you the comfort while you are taking a rest on the bed, but it will also give you a way to, sort of, enjoy the design of the bed. It is like when you are watching some bed scenes from some famous movies in the cinema. When you are seeing the bed scene, you do not really see the bed, but what you see is the art in the bed; be it the sex scene or the cinematography.