Do you see the black cat? Woman Sewing in an Interior

Do you see the black cat? Woman Sewing in an Interior

3/9/2021, 12:24:33 PM
Do you see the black cat? Woman Sewing in an Interior (1891) was painted by the Danish artist Bertha Wegmann (1847–1926). The way the light enters the house is captured beautifully. We can see how the bright sunbeams illuminate the bouquet on the table, help the woman with her sewing, and how the cat sitting in front of the window is enjoying it. Wegmann used somewhat rough Impressionist brush strokes for this interior scene. If you zoom in on the picture, you will be able to distinguish each brush stroke, but when seen from a distance, these brush strokes make the painting come alive. Wegmann was a female painter in a world dominated by males. Together with the Swedish artist Jeanna Bauck, she made an effort to empower female artists by showing women that it was also a profession that was perfectly suited for women. The challenge for many women in the 1800s was that there was a division between private and public life for them. Public life was more the male domain, while females were more constrained to private life. And that is what we see back in the themes that many female artists from that time painted, including the lovely interior by Bertha Wegmann. #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #DanishArt #DanishArtist #DanishPainter #FemaleArtist #FemalePainter #IWD #IWD2021 #Interior #Light #Sewing #Cat #BlackCat #Impressionism #Sunlight #Sunbeams

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