Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Art Review - "Maternal Caress" by Mary Cassatt - Amon Carter Museum of American Art

For today's #museumtourtuesday, I'd like to share a print by Mary Cassatt that Kimberly and I were able to view recently at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art Art in Fort Worth.

This piece was part of a series of 10 prints that Cassatt created for an exhibition in 1891. She challenged herself to imitate the methods of Japanese prints she had seen in Paris. Already known for her many mother and child images created as oil paintings, the theme transitioned beautifully into the new medium. I would even suggest that this approach is more delicate and intimate than her oil paintings, and lends itself even better to the subject.
"Maternal Caress" • Mary Cassatt • 1890-1891
• Drypoint, aquatint, and soft ground etching • 10 1/2" x 14 3/8"

Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.
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