This is another post in my series about the Charlotte Mason’s picture study technique for homeschool art appreciation. I am creating free resources for you to start this activity in your homeschool today–one artist at a time! So far, I have been creating resources focused on American art. Please see my other Charlotte Mason picture study resources for John Singleton Copley, Henry Ossawa Tanner, and Thomas Cole.
Today’s resource is about Mary Cassatt, an American Impressionist painter who focuses primarily on themes of mother and child.
I have created a picture study printable for you about this artist! It includes all of the below information and is formatted and ready to print or pull up on your computer. It also includes a worksheet to print and use with these artworks. You can purchase the PowerPoint for $1.50.
The following links will help you discuss these works with your children. These works are specifically chosen for the Charlotte Mason Picture Study technique described in the first link.
- Charlotte Mason’s Picture Study: “Art Study the Easy Way”
- How to do Charlotte Mason Picture Study
- How to Look at Art with Children
- Free Art Appreciation Printable Worksheet Bundle
Artist: Mary Cassatt (1844-1926)
“An American painter and printmaker, Mary Cassatt was an Impressionist painter, who depicted the lives of women, especially the special bond between mother and child. She began studying art seriously at the age of 15, at a time when only around twenty percent of all arts students were female. Unlike many of the other female students, she was determined to make art her career, rather than just a social skill. She was disappointed at her art education in the United States, and moved to Paris to study art under private tutors in Paris. ” — Wikiart
Works included in this Resource:
- Young Mother Sewing, 1900
- Tea, 1880
- Summertime, c. 1894
- The Child’s Bath (The Bath), 1893
- Under the Horse Chestnut Tree, 1898
- ReineLefebre and Margot before a Window, c.1902
You can buy this lesson a la carte through the below link.
Which one is your favorite painting by this artist? Why? What artist would you like me to cover in future posts?
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