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Arts Everyday Living: The Brilliance of Pastel–Parisian Night Spot, Cassatt Girl, Handsome Model

  Frenchman Henri Gervex (1852-1929), American Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), and Swiss Jeanne-Etienne Liotard (1702-1789) all understood how pastel could be utilized to attain intensity of color, naturalistic form, and a luminous lighting. Gervex often captured Parisian nightlife while Cassatt and Liotard were brilliant portraitists.    

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