Child bath artwork essay.edited

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RUNNING HEAD: ART WORK DESCRIPTION The Child's Bath (1893) This artwork one of the many paintings created by Mary Cassatt an American painter and printmaker. In this closely observed painting of a woman bathing her young child, Cassatt again unites certain stylistic effects of Japanese art with the subject matter of her environment. There are many patterns portrayed in this painting, which include floral design and bold streaks of the mother's dress joined by a restrained mauve and gray. The artwork express the intimacy between mother and child by the way they have carefully positioned faces and the way the woman hold the baby feet while sited on her laps. This artwork depicts domestic environment, the world to which the artist is familiar with or restricted to. The bath child demonstrates how women were confined to only domestic work compared to the male counterpart who have access to public environments. According to ("Mary Cassatt Biography"), her artwork was occasionally ignored as inherently "feminine" though most of the critics came to accept that her artwork had brought new technical and psychological
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