12x6, oil on panel, $125.00
Continuing along on our vacation in Chicago we spent some time in the Art Institute of Chicago. Never enough time to really get how magnificent the collections are, that are housed in this beautiful building. If I could, I would pick one painting a day and sit, admire, study it and maybe draw from it, to get in the head of the artist; now that would be an experience.
Mary Cassatt's work is glorious to behold. Her attention to relationship not only in composition, but the timeless relationship of mother and child brings tears to my eyes. The beauty of the flesh as I observed standing and looking is so wonderfully lifelike and pulls away from the canvas as if to be touched. Oh I am breathless. I don't begin to copy, but merely suggest her intimate painting, "The Bath", 1891-92. My husband was quite taken with this painting and I could not resist the chance to record the impression it made.