Motherhood and Family Life (Illustrated)

Motherhood and Family Life (Illustrated)

by Mary Cassatt
     
 

- Digitally restored illustrations
- Translated captions
- Annotated

This volume displays 50 of Mary Cassatt's paintings and sketches of "Motherhood and Family Life" in a digitally restored state: their eye-popping brilliance and vitality are just as on the day she finished them. They include the following images, presented chronologically:…  See more details below

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- Digitally restored illustrations
- Translated captions
- Annotated

This volume displays 50 of Mary Cassatt's paintings and sketches of "Motherhood and Family Life" in a digitally restored state: their eye-popping brilliance and vitality are just as on the day she finished them. They include the following images, presented chronologically:

Child Drinking Milk, 1868
Children in a Garden, 1878
Little Girl in a Blue Armchair, 1878
Mother Combing her Child's Hair, 1879
A Woman About to Wash her Sleepy Child, 1880
Mrs. Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren, 1880
Mother and Child, 1880
A Woman and a Child Seated in a Garden, 1881
Susan Comforting the Baby, 1881
Children Playing on the Beach, 1884
Alexander Cassatt and his Son Robert Kelso Cassatt, 1885
Mother's Goodnight Kiss, 1888
Mathilde Holding a Baby Who Reaches Out to the Right, 1889
Emmie and her Child, 1889
The Child's Caress, 1890
Mother and Child, 1890
Baby's First Caress, 1891
The Child's Bath (in the Japanese Style), 1893
The Family, 1893
Baby Reaching for an Apple, 1893
The Child's Bath, 1893
In the Garden, 1893
The Boating Party, 1893-1894
The Banjo Lesson, 1893-1894
Summertime, 1894
In the Park, 1894
Maternal Caress, 1896
Maternal Kiss, 1896
Nurse and Child, 1896-1897
The Barefoot Child, 1897
Little Ann Sucking her Finger Embraced by her Mother, 1897
Louise Nursing her Child, 1898
Mother Playing with her Child, 1899
Young Mother Sewing, 1900
Sara Handing a Toy to the Baby, 1901
Mother and Sara Admiring the Baby, 1901
Reine LeFebre and Margot Before a Window, 1902
Motherhood, 1902
Young Mother and Two Children, 1905
Motherhood, 1906
Mother and Two Children, 1906
Maternal Tenderness, 1908
Children Playing with a Cat, 1908
Boat, Bath, 1908
Mother and Child in a Boat, 1909
Auguste Reading to her Daughter, 1910
The Crochet Lesson, 1913
Mother Holding her Baby, 1914
Mother and Child, 1914
Baby Lying on his Mother's Lap Reaching to Hold a Scarf, 1914

Note the more stylized beauty of the 1914 paintings: was this a result of a deliberate artistic shift or the effect of deteriorating eyesight which was soon to render Mary Cassatt nearly blind?

The American-born artist Mary Cassatt was born into a well-to-do family, and she was able to travel to Europe early in her life, where artistic influences filled her formative years. At the age of 22, she moved to Paris. Women were not allowed into formal art schools, so she took private lessons. After a return to the United States in 1870-71 in which she had initial success (paralleling the time of the Franco-Prussian War), she returned to Paris and spent most of the rest of her life in France. She became an Impressionist, becoming a friend and colleague of Degas and acquainted with Renoir, Monet and Pissarro. Her most frequent images were of the lives of women, particularly illustrating the bonds between mother and child.

Technical Note: These images are in color -- they render beautifully in optimized gray-scale tones for black-and-white e-book readers, but exhibit even more stunningly in full color with color readers such as Nook Color and inside apps for color-enabled computers and portable or hand-held devices.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013543737
Publisher:
Hackentosh Media
Publication date:
11/26/2011
Series:
Affordable Portable Art , #16
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
705,518
File size:
5 MB

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