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Apr 18, 2007

Thoughts on Mary Cassatt by Jemima


Mary Cassatt was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania in 1884. Mary's paintings are of children with their mothers and fathers. Sometimes her paintings are of her own family. My favorite painting of hers is "Alexander Cassatt and His Son Robert Kelso" because it makes me feel relaxed. I think Alexander and his son are very alike. Mary's mother and father were not happy when their daughter said she wanted to be an artist because at that time, people thought men should be artists, not women. Mary wanted to go to France to study great art but her parents did not want her to go. This was ridiculous because Mary's parents brought her to art museums when she was a child and that's where she got a passion for art. Mary's father realized that she really, really wanted to be and artist and he finally gave her permission to go to France. When Mary got to France she met a group of Impressionists. Some of the Impressionists were Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Camille Pissaro, and Auguste Renoir. Edgar Degas and Mary became best friends. They experimented with their paintings. Mary started using bright colors and painting people in everyday life. Mary Cassatt was a wonderful artist and she never gave up on her talent.

2 comments:

family gregg said...

I love you...and I think you are a great artist.
I am very proud of you Jemima B.
Keep dreaming beautiful dreams and creating beautiful art.
dad

Debbie and Co. said...

Thank you, Jemima. We enjoyed your thoughts!