February 8 - April 23, 2017
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
Master Series Third Thursday
February 16, 2017