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Paintings by Mary Cassatt


Young Woman Sewing in a Garden by Mary Cassatt
Young Woman Sewing in a Garden by Mary Cassatt (oil on the Musée
Young Woman Sewing in a Garden by Mary Cassatt (oil on the Musée

Mary Cassatt completed Young Woman Sewing in a Garden between 1880 and 1882. Like Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, Cassatt experimented with bold compositions. In Young Woman Sewing in a Garden, the figure is pushed up to the very surface of the picture plane, while the garden path behind her cuts across the back of the canvas in a diagonal axis. But in contrast to Edgar Degas's tight drawing style, Mary Cassatt handled her paint with a loose and confident stroke.

Besides studying the lives of women, Cassatt was interested in examining the daily lives of children. Next, we'll see a painting where Cassatt turns her talents toward that aim.

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