Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Mary Cassatt: Young Mother Sewing

I chose this image by Mary Cassatt because I have seen this painting time and time again and have always admired it. Many of her paintings actually involve a mother and her daughter. The young mother who is sewing, which is not something that we see practiced anymore, shows a flashback of what women did at home on a daily basis. The daughter just carelessly leans on her looking bored. I really applaud Cassatt's painting because it captures a woman who is working hard even when she has a daughter interrupting her, an uncomfortable, small environment for women to do their work, and very little opportunities for women to be as successful as men.

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