Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Mary Cassatt: The Reader

This is one of my favorite paintings by Maria Cassatt. This was painted during a time where women had no little to no rights, yet she was one of the leading artists in the Impressionist movements during the 1800s. I genuinely appreciate her work not only because it was reflective of a woman who had to fight against the institutional and societal norms against women pursuing careers, but she was very supportive of up and coming American Artists. This artwork, reflects her beliefs that woman should not follow the restrictions, but strive past them and be an example for others.

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