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Mother and Child – Mary Cassatt, 1889 Although Cassatt never married and had no…


Mother and Child – Mary Cassatt, 1889 Although Cassatt never married and had no children, she is arguably most well known for her depictions of women and children, which she began to paint in the mid to late 1880s. Cassatt rarely represented actual mothers and their children; instead, she worked from models. Cassatt did not want to paint what was already there – she wanted to represent certain things, and her paintings are strongly naturalistic and symbolic in that sense. They’re also very



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