Artwork of the Day: Mary Cassatt

Today is Mary Cassatt’s birthday.  Here’s a painting by her:

Two Women Seated by a Woodland Stream by Mary Cassatt.  Source

Two Women Seated by a Woodland Stream by Mary Cassatt.  Source

 

While respecting the fact that she was one of the leading female impressionists and one of the few women artists most people can recognize, I have to admit that I’m a bit bored by Cassatt’s endless mothers-and-babies subject matter.  She painted her world, but what a narrow world it was, with motherhood being the only possible career for so many women.

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