maternal caress


Mary Cassatt (American, 1844 - 1926):

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Cassat, Maternal Caress, 1891

  • Heavily influenced by Japanese prints; focuses on color and shapes, and lacks shading 
  • Blocks out the shape of the dress by pattern
  •  She uses the same pattern on the chair as she does on the wallpaper, which adds to the illusion of a flattened picture frame