Painting

Topics: Pablo Picasso, Impressionism, Cubism Pages: 3 (847 words) Published: August 12, 2013
Title: Mother and Child
Painter: William Merritt Chase
This painting depicts the artist’s wife, Alice Gerson Chase and their firstborn child, Alice Dieudonnee Chase. The child is holding a coral whistle and looks over her mother’s shoulder, who is dressed in a japanese-inspired costume. According to Katherine Metcalf Roof, Chase biographer, the col

William Merritt Chase was born in the United States of America on November 1, 1849 in Williamsburg (now Nineveh), Indiana, to the family of a local businessman. Chase worked in all media. He was most fluent in oil painting and pastel, but also created watercolor paintings and etchings. He is perhaps best known for his portraits, his sitters including some of the most important men and women of his time in addition to his own family. Chase often painted his wife Alice and their children, sometimes in individual portraits, and other times in scenes of domestic tranquility: at breakfast in their backyard, or relaxing at their summer home on Long Island and the children playing on the floor.

Title: Mother and Child
Painter: Frances Hodgkins

The artist has drawn mother and child together in the intimacy of an embrace. The reduction of details allows bringing together of the two figures, as does the pool of shadow bonding the faces of mother and child. Hodgkins seems to focus on the inner feelings of the mother whose eyes are closed so that we become private participants in a private moment with her baby.

Frances Hodgkins (1869-1947) is one of the most highly regarded New Zealand painters, even though her overseas reputation does not extend beyond Britain where her works are known but not seen as of great impotance. She gradually developed her style and left her provincial origins behind, so that by 1930s and 1940s she was acclaimed as a leading British painter.

Title: Mother and Child with a Rose Scarf
Painter: Mary Cassatt

This painting was painted near the end of Mary Cassatt’s career....
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