Wednesday, November 16, 2011

In The Box

This piece was done by Mary Cassatt in 1879, oil pastel on canvas. I chose this piece mainly because it was my favorite out of all the pieces that she did and I particular liked the history behind what Cassatt had to go through. She was one of the very few women who was part of the Impressionist movement and had to struggle against her father's objections to be a painter and faced social pressures (women were not allowed to use live models) and she decided not to get her degree and moved to Paris and was closely associated to Edgar Degas. And because of all she had to go through she became successful as well as a famous artist who was also the first to begin the Impressionist movement in America and was a role model for young artists.

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