Arts Everyday Living: Through Mary Cassatt’s Eyes–The Perfect Day for Boating

Mary Cassatt, The Boating Party, 1893/1894, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Usually American Impressionist Mary Cassatt (1845-1926) focused on the relationship between the mother and child in her numerous art works.  However, in The Boating Party, she introduces the rare male, who besides rowing the small boat, seems to be entertaining the small toddler gazing upward at him.

 

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