Another of my favorite artists is Edouard Vuillard. One of his works hangs in our living room, above my desk in that room--I love this painting:
In his art, Vuillard depicted primarily interiors, still life settings, street scenes and gardens. His mother was a dressmaker, and since he lived with her, much of his interior work includes elaborate fabrics and wall coverings, etc.
As a seamstress myself, I've always admired his paintings of women engrossed in fabrics and the art of dressmaking. I think they're beautiful.
His paintings of women at work are colorful, and full of vibrant patterns and yet there's a definite serenity about them to me. There's a certain reverence for their craft and a dignity about them in these works, I think:
Vuillard is the second from the left in this photo:
"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures." (--Henry Ward Beecher)
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