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Eve's daughter/Modern woman : a mural by Mary Cassatt

Author: Sally Webster; Mary Cassatt
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Often regarded as merely the creator of sentimental images of mothers and children or an expatriate heavily influenced by Impressionism, Mary Cassatt is not typically regarded as an artist of radical convictions. This text re-evaluates these dismissals and presents a complete overview of her mural.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Mary Cassatt; Mary Cassatt; Mary Cassatt; Mary Cassatt; Mary Cassatt
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Webster; Mary Cassatt
ISBN: 0252029062 9780252029066
OCLC Number: 53006799
Description: xiv, 155 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Prologue --
Introduction --
The making of a modern artist --
Modern woman and the World's Columbian Exposition --
A transatlantic vision --
Critical reception and after life.
Responsibility: Sally Webster.
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Examines the symbolism of Cassatt's 1893 mural, "Modern Woman", commissioned for the 1893 Columbian Exposition. This book undertakes an overview of the mural, with a synthesis interpretations and  Read more...

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