Josephine Knitting by Edmund Tarbell, the painting is of a woman by herself in a house knitting. Through this painting, the artist is echoing features of modernism. For example, he is portraying a sense of loneliness and alienation. Woman in the early 1900s were still viewed as caretakers of the household. They were not on the same “level” as men. They were alienated from having significant value to society other than caring for the children and their husband. Another example of modernism in this painting is that he is using mysterious features in this painting. The use of open doors and roses, as well as the woman being alone, is a mystery to the viewer. Something terrible could have happened to a loved one, and now the woman is alone or something else. The features keep the viewer guessing. Modernism in this painting is very prevalent.