Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Gracious me, where are my manners? This is Women's History Month, and there are so many more than thirty-one women to honor.
So, I'll jump right in and trumpet Mary Cassat because--I like impressionist paintings, and women of the Victorian Era were repressed, and had to pay twice as much for half as much instruction at art schools, if they were allowed in at all, and I must admire someone who knows where her talent is, and doesn't let barriers get in her way.
Here's to Mary Cassat!
(She was born in Pennsylvania, and attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Later, she moved to Paris, where she met Degas, who had a big influence on her.)