Seamstresses in Fine Art April 9, 2016 Woman Sewing with a Girl Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) Post-Impressionist Painter Dutch Read more about the model HERE Read more about post-Impressionism HERE Read more about Van Gogh HERE Related 13 responses to “Seamstresses in Fine Art” Love these Seamstress in Art posts!! Ironic…my quilting friend is on a European tour and will be in the Van Gogh Museum today or tomorrow.This is a sad story RE his model/friend. I wonder what happened to her children. Vincent’s use of black and white heightens the mood I feel. Exactly-somber. Despondent. Exactly….you know, that small segment showing her face has provoked so much emotion and thought in all of us seeing her…amazing painting of her face….I just want to hug her. I had never seen this one before either. Thank you Lori. Without reading further, this portrait conveys exactly my feeling growing up and being taken to fabric shops by a Mom who loved to sew. I would sit under the bolt tables trying to escape the smell of the (formaldehyde) dyes that were used in fabrics back then. No fond memories here…….and, oh yes, I was a “tom boy” and anything indoors was like being in jail!!!!!! LOL!!!!! She does seem despondent! Not too much of a happy camper!!!! Always an interesting read. Thank you Charcoal or pencil just makes such striking values and contrast. I love these sketches. Sweet. I have piles of books on Vincent Van Gogh. Three volumes of letters. My parents collected a lot of books. I do love his sketches and the letters are very interesting. I just love this one. That little girl looks bored 😛 Or like she’s in “time out”! Lori, I have books and have been to exhibits of Van Gogh, one of my favorite artists, and never saw this- thank you! Such a sad story. But, wonderful to have it played out in art. The Kneeling by the cradle is beautiful and so tender. Thanks for your research and sharing. Comments are closed.