Monday, February 9, 2015

Mary Cassett The Bath Alex Cimieri

I picked Mary Cassatt's The Bath, it was an oil on canvas painting done in 1893. Like the painting above Cassatt concentrated mainly on the human figure.  In this piece we can observe the painting, but although we can observe we are not a part of the piece due to the flattened perspective Cassatt  shows us. Cassatt derived this perspective from her study of Japanese woodblock prints. The bold prints and vantage point reinforce the viewers absorption of the bond between woman and child.

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