Cassatt 1879 expo

Impressionism, a historical reconstruction:

Mary Cassatt (1845-1926)

An impression of her paintings

at the 4th ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1879



Here below you will find an impression of the 11+1hc=12 works that Mary Cassatt showed at the 4th ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1879 (catalogue numbers 46-56+hc). Most of them were portraits. Some of them are pearls of impressionist painting (see especially no.48+49), see how she renders the influence of light and shade on the colour of the skin and the dresses and the brightness of the colours. No.46 is made in a more traditional style.
I render the pictures by format, number and theme. Some suggestions are (very) uncertain, sometimes I render more than one option, see account. Sometimes I only could find a black and white picture; than to compare I will render a similar painting. See link for the subscriptions and see for the sources at the bottom of the main page on Mary Cassatt . Note: If you double click on the first (of a cluster of) pictures and then click on full screen, you can create a slideshow. Enjoy!




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