Saturday, January 23, 2010
The Romance of Laundry?
My favorite laundry painting: Wash Day, A Back Yard Reminiscence of Brooklyn by William Merritt Chase, 1886.
Artists have been captivated by women doing the washing just as they found the subject of a woman ironing fascinating.
A very romantic vision by Auguste Renoir.
A focus on work: Sheet with Two Women Doing Laundry by Vincent van Gogh
Wash Day by Martha Walter, a member of the Pennsylvania Impressionist School
Washerwoman by Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin, 1733
Peasant Hanging out the Wash by Berthe Morisot, 1881
The laundry landscape:
Hanging Out the Laundry by Berthe Morisot, 1875
Andrew Wyeth's ode to washday: Monday Morning, 1955
The world's most famous laundress:
Mrs. Tiggy Winkle by artist, naturalist, farmer, and storyteller Beatrix Potter