Join an NGV Educator live from the NGV for a short and lively introduction to one work from French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. To have your questions answered about the Wednesday Work of the Week send them in advance to [email protected]. The program recording will also be available to access for one week for booked participants.
Philadelphia-born Mary Cassatt had a gift for painting likenesses and was often commissioned to paint portraits. Even once she achieved financial independence, she continued painting figures, often using members of her family as models. She created her own vision of the people, places and moments particular to her; Ellen Mary in a white coat, c. 1896, depicts her two-year-old niece in fashionable attire.
- Identify and describe sources of inspiration in the work of Mary Cassatt.
- Examine the ways in which Mary Cassatt expressed her ideas, feelings and beliefs in artworks.
- Discuss how artworks are made and how the choice of materials and techniques can influence the meaning of artworks.
Duration: 15 mins