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    Mary Cassatt On 1844 Mary Cassatt was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania to a well-to-do family. She shared the house her father built on Rebecca Street with her younger brother Gardner and her older siblings Lydia, Alexander and Robbie. Robert Cassatt, Mary’s father, was a successful banker and also Mayor of Allegheny City for a time. Mary’s mother, Katherine Cassatt was well educated for a woman in the nineteenth century, forever having to abandon nests she had only just made. Mary Cassatt and her family moved several times within Pennsylvania, from Allegheny City to Pittsburgh, then to Lancaster, and then to Philadelphia. Robert Cassatt then decided to move his family to Paris, France when Mary was seven years old. He believed this…

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    Mary Cassatt was an American artist who worked mainly in Europe, and was affiliated with the Impressionist movement. She is most popular for her paintings of women and children in everyday settings.Because of her involvement with the Impressionists, she received a lot of criticism - mainly for her vibrant colors and unflattering accuracy with which she painted her subjects. She is an inspiring artist because of how she overcame every obstacle in her way to become on artist. She didn’t like her…

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    Mary Cassatt Analysis

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    Mary Cassatt was a renowned American painter who created a famous painting known as “The Letter”. At first glance, it portrayed an older women sitting at a desk simply mailing out a letter. After analyzing the painting for some time, I uncovered more then what was seen at first glance. The painting is very unique and was difficult to interpret in the beginning. When I visually analyzed the painting, I saw an older Japanese woman wearing traditional Japanese attire while sitting at what looks…

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    In much of her work, Mary Cassatt explores the politics of gender and ‘the gaze.’ Born in Philadelphia to a wealthy family, Cassatt settled in Paris in 1866 and became actively involved with the Impressionist movement, finding inspiration in the works of Manet and Degas. However, during this time equality between men and women was seemingly absent: whilst men were encouraged to pursue a career, women were often confined to domestic life, deprived of many personal and social freedoms. By choosing…

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    Her parents, Robert Cassatt and Katherine Johnston, viewed traveling as an integral part of education. This allowed Mary to travel to London, Paris, Berlin and others, all before she was ten years old. Her parents were wealthier, favorable people. Robert Cassatt was a stockbroker and Katherine Johnston was raised from a banking family. Mary’s first run-in with art was when she had lessons in music and drawing while she was abroad. Mary was a very intelligent individual and even learned how to…

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    Many artist have had interesting lives but I think that Mary Cassatt's is very unique. She had to choose between her family and Art, and she chose art. Mary Cassatt is one of very many artists, just like everyone else she had to fight to get where she ended up being. I will tell you her life story and all the hard ships she went through to get there. Mary was born in a very favorable situation on May 22, 1844, in Alleghency City, Pennsylvania , her parents where wealthy, but not rich, her father…

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    Still, these depictions of Cassatt, despite having her personal disapproval, were not entirely inaccurate. Caught between an opportunity for a public life and the backlash that would result of being a public, unmarried working upper class woman, Cassatt often had images that included women in public with senses of judiciousness and trepidation. For example, in the painting In the Omnibus (Color Print. 1891; Figure 8), Cassatt contrasts the differences between the guarded, middle class woman who…

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    Mary Cassatt Modern Woman

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    Artist of the time, like Mary Cassatt, were hindered. This impressionist could work alongside Edgar Degas, possibly to an advantage to her work, looking to one another for inspiration. The life of artwork by choice was a characteristic that gave Cassatt an option to paint more controversially, as well as being backed by a well-known impressionist of the time, allowing works such as Modern Woman to be created in spirit of herself (Sharp, Kevin, Clarke, 1998) One of Cassatt’s most controversial…

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    Judy Cassab was born in Vienna in 1920 to Hungarian and Jewish parents. After surviving the horrors of the Second World War by assuming the identity of her German maid, she migrated to Australia in 1951 with her husband and two children and settled in Sydney. In Australia, she quickly gained a reputation for her distinctive expressionist technique and portrait abilities. Since her first solo exhibition at the Macquarie Galleries in Sydney in 1953, Judy Cassab has held well over fifty solo…

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    Mary Cassatt painted an oil painting on a canvas that is 35x46 in the year 1893 and it is called The Boating Party. I don’t really care for the painting. Some parts seem very sloppy although she seemed to work for a very long time. In the picture you see a man woman and a child in a boat. They are moving to or from the shore. The sail boat is yellow and white along with the oars, while the woman is in a light blue dress with either a pink floral design or pink shading. The man is rowing the boat…

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