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Mother and Child (Baby Getting Up from His Nap), 1899

 
 
 
 
 
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Artist Cassatt, Mary

Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot were the only two women to exhibit with the Impressionists; and Miss Cassatt was the only American member of the group. Although never actually a pupil of Degas, she was one of the few artists welcome in his studio and learned much from him. She shared with Degas his need to intellectualise emotions in clear, objective forms and his emphasis on draftsmanship. To this she added a sentiment of her own, concentrating on more intimate and tender themes like this one of motherhood. Her directness and boldly simplified colour arrangements gave fresh American flavour to Impressionist work.

 
Date

1899

 
Institution The Metropolitan Museum of Art
   
Medium Oil on canvas
 
Dimensions 92.7 x 73.7 cm
 
 
 
 

 

 

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