Monday, February 27, 2012

Art: Mary Cassatt

We laxed on our art/ music appreciation over the late fall and holiday season but with all my lesson planning we are going to jump right back in...our artist of the week is Mary Cassatt.  I am a huge fan of her work... so sweet for the most part! 

Although a feminist--  she did not live the normal life, marriage, family etc... and the fact that she believed women held great power-- she believed motherhood was the greatest of these "powers". 

"Concerned with the power of women throughout her life, she believed the ballot box would be their path to future strength and respect. Her images of women holding the keys to procreation are her greatest contribution, however. Whether they care tenderly for their children or pass on wisdom, they are essential to humankind's survival, as Cassatt so effectively illustrates in this show."

the kids artwork: our attempt at pastels! 

Mary Cassatt once said..."There's only one thing in life for a woman; it's to be a mother... A woman artist must be... capable of making primary sacrifices."

We read First Impressions: Mary Cassatt

Here is a slide show of some of her work....

We also watched...Great Woman Artist: Mary Cassatt from Netflix

We also used this Dover color book....

I used a few different sites for info and ideas:
Note booking pages from Jimmies collage

More examples of her work....@ Garden of Praise

A neat art activity from rose garden home school


practical pages blog-- was a wonderful source and she had some free links also!

1 comment:

Jimmie said...

That's fantastic. I think the pastels turned out really well.