Seamstresses in Fine Art May 16, 2020 The Tailors Louis Valtat (1869-1952) French Read more HERE Related 12 responses to “Seamstresses in Fine Art” Interesting rendition of women working in small space…A study in form, no details or faces.However I cannot figure out what that is, right smack in the center of the painting. Also hard to fathom that he lived so long with the health problems he had. Brave man! In university we studied every artist named on the page from Wikipedia , but never heard of Louis Valtat,, ..incredible slight IMHO. Thank you Lori for expanding my education..I am thankful I have the space I need to do the work I attempt ! The central shape looks like the head of another seamstress who is leaning way over to work on the hem. The crown of her head and arm are visible. Aha! top of head, gray blouse and black skirt? See it now..Thanks.. forgot to mention her white neck. .: ) So interesting! I still don’t see it. 🙁 Oddly, I see a parrot on a ring type perch My mother’s Mum was a tailor in the UK. in the1920s. I can just picture here working in such cramped conditions but so diligently. I never knew her, and my mother barely did as she contracted pneumonia and passed away when my Mum was only 3 years old. This picture gives me a sense of who she may have been and, how she may have worked. She made my Mum a beautiful cotton and silk outfit for a china doll just before she passed away, so I have an idea of how great her work was. Thank-you for sharing this painting with us today. What a sad sweet story! Perhaps you inherited her love of fabric and quilting!? Oh I am sure my Mum inherited her love of colours and fine needlework, Mum made all my clothes until I as an ungrateful teenager begged to have a shop bought dress… Then Mum let me use her machine to make my own dress, and so the story continues… now my grandaughter is curious and uses colour beautifully in her very sophisticated drawings. I might even convert them into applique designs (or even free motion designs) – once I am more accomplished. Then again I just might let her loose on my machine when she is holidaying with me. The thread will not be broken as long as we share the crafts and skills with our loved ones. Thank you Lori for sharing with such a wide international family LOL-Marilyn–I related to begging for a shop bought dress! May the thread remain unbroken! PLEASE UNSUBSCRIBE ME FROM emails!!! Your email newsletter unsubscribe button does not work!! And I can not figure out how to get in touch with you – no phone number no email address!!! The unsubscribe is fixed. You must do it yourself. Comments are closed.