The Work

This painting shows two milliners, women who are making hats for fashionable ladies. The large flat surfaces of their dresses and aprons, and of the hat in the middle, draw our attention to the intense colors. The individual identity of these women does not seem to be important, and the face of the woman on the left is almost completely hidden. However, the lively color of her red dress suggests that she has a bold spirit, and also that she is an artist, in the realm of making hats.

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