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


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



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


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