Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Needlework–A Woman’s Work is Never Done

Franz Xaver Simm, The Embroiderer, 19th c. or 20th c., oil on canvas, Private Collection

Finese

Women engaged in domestic activities such as embroidery and knitting is a theme that has been popular in art.  Do you have a favorite among these interpretations by Austrian Franz Xaver Simm (1853-1918), Swede Anders Zorn (1860-1920), and French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919).

 

Anders Zorn, Dalecarlian Girl Knitting, Cabbage Margit,1901, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

Patience

 

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Christine Lerolle Embroidering, c. 1895, oil on canvas, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio

Concentration

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