Mary Cassatt

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  • The Child 's Bath, By Mary Cassatt

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    Bath, by Mary Cassatt, is one such painting that brings you to experience the powerful emotion of a mother’s love. Mary Stevenson Cassatt was an American impressionist painter. Cassatt is most remembered for her noteworthy paintings that portray special moments captured between a mother and her child. Cassatt stated, “I love to paint children. They are natural and truthful.” This quote is ironic to me because Cassatt was not married, nor did she have children. My notion is that Cassatt painted the

  • Artists Themes In The Boating Party By Mary Cassatt

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    paintings. The oil painting, “The Boating Party,” by Mary Cassatt reflects the motherly and protective role along with nature itself, during the time period of 1894 (“The Boating Party”). Some themes that can be evaluated within art include: iconographical, biographical, feminist, contextual, psychological, and formalism. This painting by Mary Cassatt portrays her personal experiences, the role of a strong woman, and historical context. Cassatt grew up in America and then spent the majority of her

  • Sketch Of Anne And Her Nurse By Mary Cassatt

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    Sketch of Anne and Her Nurse by Mary Cassatt is an impressionism style artwork. It is an oil and canvas painting, done in 1897. This artwork is currently on display at the Portland Museum of Art (Portland Museum of Art, 2017). Impressionism is a 19th century artistic movement founded in Paris by a few artists. Mary Cassatt spent most of her adulthood in France and was one of the known artists in the Impressionist movement. Impressionists faced criticism at first, as it was considered a radical departure

  • Mary Cassatt: Images Of The Relationship Between Mother And Their Children

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    22, 1844 - June 14, 1929, Mary Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker she lived much of her adult life in France where she befriended Edgar Degas. Mary would paint images of the relationships between mother and their children. Cassatt was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, which is a part of Pittsburgh. Her father Robert Simpson Castt (later Cassatt) was a successful stockbroker and her mother Katherine Kelso Johnston, came from a banking family. The name Cassatt came from the cousin of

  • Essay on Edgar Degas and his influence on the art of Mary Cassatt

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    Mary Stevenson Cassatt's Miss Mary Ellison (1880) and Edgar-Hilaire-Germain Degas's Mademoiselle Malo (1877) are two paintings that, when compared and contrasted, shows numbers of influences that Degas had on Mary Cassatt's art. Both of these paintings are portraits done in tbe standard ¾ point of view. Even at a mere glance, it is easy to see the striking similarities between the two portraits. It is not too farfetched to assume that Degas had a lot of influence on Mary Cassatt's work because it

  • Mother about to Wash her Sleepy Child: Examining the Theme of Maternity in the Work of Mary Cassatt

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    Art historians have sought for a century to understand the motivation that drove Mary Cassatt against critical opinion and away from her early subject matter toward her series of Mothers and their Children that occupied her for what is now considered to be the prime of her artistic career. The series somewhat resembles the familiar images of Madonna of Child in visual organization, yet the level of intimacy shared by her subjects, while comparable in its level of intensity is set apart by the total

  • Impressionism By Mary Cassatt

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    paintings. These artists brought us the incredible pieces of impressionist art we have today. One of the artist’s I would like to address is Mary Cassatt. She was born on May, 22, 1844 in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, United States. She was born into an upper- middle-class family, that was well educated, and had a profound influence on her. Mary traveled all over Europe as she grew up. She learned German and French and also had her first art lessons while she was traveling abroad. It is

  • Mary Cassatt Essay

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    Mary Cassatt is known world-wide for her impressing art in which she focuses mainly in the everyday life of women and children. She is an American artist born in Pennsylvania on May 22, 1844, but later relocates to Europe in 1866 to pursue to work in art. This was mainly due to her family’s and society’s objections to women in the field of art. There she met and befriended famous Impressionist Edgar Degas. Because of her close friendship with Degas, she grew courage to continue to do art in her own

  • Mary Stevenson Cassatt Essay

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    was Mary Stevenson Cassatt was born on May 22, 1844, in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, which is now part of Pittsburgh. She was the daughter of a real-state and investment broker. She was one of seven children, but two of her siblings died when they were infants. She was brought up in a high social ranking and her family reflected that. Mary went to schooling to prepare her to be a proper wife and mother. Other classes included homemaking, embroidery, music, sketching and painting. The Cassatt thought

  • Mary Cassatt Research Paper

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    Mary Cassatt was an American painter who influenced many young artists. She was born on May 22, 1844 in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania. Her father being a stockbroker and land speculator, and her mother being well educated and influential, her parents were very successful. Initially, she had six other siblings, but unfortunately, two of them died as infants. Education was valued in her family. Her educational journey started at the age of six, when she began primary school in the Philadelphia area