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Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt
An evaluation of the Impressionist works and personalities in a cultural context with gender biases, styles and influences.
# 21442 | 1,350 words | 5 sources | 1994 | US
Published on Feb 27, 2003 in Art (Artists)


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"Mary Cassatt is one of the less well-known of the Impressionist painters. Edgar Degas, her mentor, was one of the most important of the artists who participated in the Impressionist movement and who exhibited his paintings at Impressionist exhibitions. In many ways both were very different from other artists identifying themselves with this movement. Degas was one of the most helpful to other painters, including Cassatt, whom he also painted. The careers of these two painters are each somewhat out of the ordinary for the time and reflect different experiences, in part with differences based on gender.
There were four women classified as Impressionists--Berthe Morisot, Marie Bracquemond, Eva Gonzales, and Mary Cassatt. These four were very different artists, each of whom related to the artistic and political debates of her time in her own..."

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