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Mary Cassatt, born May 22, 1844, In Pennsylvania & died June 14, 1926, at her home ChΓ’teau de Beaufresne, near Paris, France.

Children Playing on the Beach; 1884

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Mary Cassatt was an active part of the group of Impressionists working in and around Paris & enjoyed capturing the the bond between women & their children.

Maternal Kiss - 1896

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Cassatt was the daughter of a banker & lived in Europe for 5 years as a child. She was tutored privately in art in Philadelphia & attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1861–65.

Margot in Orange Dress

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During Carnival - 1872

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Cassatt traveled to Europe in 1866 to study with Jean-LΓ©on GΓ©rΓ΄me & Thomas Couture.

Girl in Straw Hat

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Her first major showing was at the Paris Salon of 1872; & was invited to participate in four more annual Salon exhibitions.

Offering the Panel to the Bullfighter 1872 - 1873

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In 1874 Cassatt established a studio in Paris. She embraced experimenting & pushing boundaries adopting the impressionist style & bright color.

Susan on a balcony holding a dog, 1883

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MC was inspired & influenced by the work of her friend Edgar Degas & Gustave Courbet. She exhibited w/ the Impressionists in 1879, 1880, 1881 & 1886.

Portrait of Alexander J. Cassat & His Son Robert Kelso Cassatt

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β€œLike Degas, Cassatt showed great mastery of drawing, and both artists preferred unposed asymmetrical compositions.”

Self-Portrait

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Cassatt was well recognized for her innovative and inventive in her work with pastels.

Pastel

Girls Head Green

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Pastel

Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), "Fillette au chapeau bleu,"

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Margot in Blue

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Initially, Cassatt painted mostly figures of friends or relatives and their children in the Impressionist style.

Young Mother Sewing aka Little Girl Leaning on her Mother's Knee - 1900

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After the great exhibition of Japanese prints held in Paris in 1890, she exhibited a body of ten prints of her etchings.

Mary Cassatt. The Fitting from a series of ten color prints. 1890-91

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Inspiration

Kitagawa Utamaro, Takashima Ohisa Using Two Mirrors to Observe Her Coiffure, c. 1795, woodblock print, ink and color on paper

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TheΒ Coiffure from a series of ten color prints. 1890-91y

Discussion:
da.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-…

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TheΒ Coiffure from a series of ten color prints. 1890-91

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In Woman Bathing, The Fitting and The Coiffure, the influence of the Japanese masters Utamaro and Toyokuni is apparent.

Woman Bathing

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Cassatt’s mastery of printmaking technique is apparent In these etchings. She combined aquatint, drypoint, and soft ground.

Impressionist

The Cup of Tea

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Her emphasis shifted from form to line and pattern. The principal motif of her mature and perhaps most familiar period is mothers caring for small children. The Bath (c. 1892).

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Mother and Child (1899).

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In 1894 she purchased a chΓ’teau in Le Mesnil-ThΓ©ribus & enjoyed splitting her time between her country home & Paris.

Lilacs in a Window (Vase de Lilas Γ  la FenΓͺtre)

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β€œSoon after 1900 her eyesight began to fail, and by 1914 she had ceased working.”

Young Mother in Garden

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β€œCassatt urged her American friends and relatives to buy Impressionist paintings & in this way, more than through her own works, she exerted a lasting influence on American taste in art.”

Breakfast in Bed

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β€œCassatt was largely responsible for selecting the works that make up the H.O. Havemeyer Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.”

After the Bath

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Boating Party 1893

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Autumn (Lydia Cassatt)

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Pastel

Bust of Ellen with Bows in Her Hair - 1898

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Maternal Caress

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If you like this βœ”οΈout #PopArt, #GermanExpressionism, #PreRaphaelites, #Dadaism #Surrealism. #Bauhaus & #AshCanSchool #Fauvism #Futurism #Vorticism #Supremacism #MaxfieldParrish #JohnSingerSargent

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