Arts Everyday Living: A Trio of Women Portraits–From a Theater Goer to Renoir’s Mistress

Joseph De Camp, The Listener (Woman at the Theater), c. 1904, oil on canvas, Vose Galleries, Boston, MA

Throughout the history of art, women have fascinated artists, whether American Impressionist Joseph De Camp (1858-1923), whose The Listener above provides us with a unique view of a theatergoer,

 

Marianne Stokes, Slovak Girl in Sunday Attire, 1909, oil on canvas, Collection Unknown

or Austrian painter Marianne Stokes (1855-1927) and her exotic portrayal of a Slovak Girl in Sunday Attire wearing a colorful, intricate costume,

 

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Lise in a White Shawl, c. 1872, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

as well as French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) and the soulful depiction of his early mistress Lise Trehot.

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