Mary Cassatt's 1901 pastel "Simone in a White Bonnet," on loan from a private collection, will be on view at the Worcester Art Museum as part of a small, focused installation. As this work reveals, the medium of pastel was exceptionally well suited to Cassatt's Impressionist predilections for indistinct outlines and luminous color. Paired with "Reine Lefebvre Holding a Nude Baby"-the Museum's celebrated Cassatt from the same period-this installation highlights the artist's mastery of different mediums, as she shifted between oil painting and pastel toward the end of her career.
Image: Mary Cassatt, American, 1844-1926, "Reine Lefebvre Holding a Nude Baby," 1902, Oil on canvas, Museum purchase, 1909.15
Related Event: Master Series Third Thursday
February 16, 2017
Speaker: Heather Lemonedes, Chief Curator, Cleveland Museum of Art.
Cost: Free with Museum admission
Woo Pass: $2 off general admission for up to 4 adults
Suggested Audiences:Elementary, Middle School, High School, College, Adult, Elders