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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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Breakfast in Bed

MARY CASSATT, 1897

 

Mary Cassatt has the distinction of being the only female artist whose work we feature in this section, and she is the only Impressionist, if not artist, who dealt primarily with themes of motherhood. In the 19th century, a well-off woman such as Cassatt had access only to the public and private lives of women like herself. So, not surprisingly, these women (and their children) became the subjects of her art.

 

Although the Impressionist movement was spurred on by a core group of predominantly French artists, a handful of painters from other countries also ...

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