By Metropolitan Museum of Art, Maryan Wynn Ainsworth

ISBN-10: 0870992856

ISBN-13: 9780870992858

Result of a systematic examine of the substructure of thirty-nine work within the Metropolitan Museum's collections.

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She continues to keep her eye on the prize, so to speak. Her mouth undeterred. She an archetypally strong Cassatt woman. is is set. Her gaze and hand are steady. She is Cassatt plays with shifting viewpoints by drawing our attention to a woman 46 in the foreground who looks out to the left of the canvas, and to a man in the background looking straight out In this sense, the painting us. —the notion of being on woman and a masterpiece of perspective. is same time, Cassatt comments on the hood at the At want.

AJl those bullfighters in tight pants the ready availability of (82 X 64 cm) After the Bullfight), a bullfighter lights up a cigarette, In Toreador {2^2. presumably after a successful round of goring and maiming buUs. He exudes a relaxed self-confidence and a kind of swarthy masculinity that one often associates with the sensuality of bullfighting. Cassatt 's Spanish paintings reflect a darker, er paint more somber palette than one sees in her previous works. People often wonder why Cassatt didn't paint because she was a lesbian?

Both, it seems, were too set in their ways and too proper to indulge in a sexual relationship. al manner in which Degas portrays dent, in his pastel hat. Or the casual in his portrait At Mary which she holds the Milliner's (see way he And Cassatt, yet, witness the sensu- commanding and page 49), where she catches her leaning toward Cassatt, him confi- tries — and on a us which dates from around 1880-84 and cartes-de-visite (popular 19'''-century calling cards in con- taining photographs of the bearer) in her hands, like a gypsy telling a fortune.

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