Lodge - Mary Cassatt. 79.8x63.8
American by birth Mary Cassatt was the daughter of wealthy parents, but traded the prosperous United States for painting and bohemian life in Paris. Under the influence of her friend and teacher Degas, she diligently studied and copied the works of old masters. He invited Kassat to participate in the exhibitions of the Impressionists. The favorite characters of her paintings were mother and child, playing children, sisters, mostly female images.
Two young girls are sitting in the box, probably this is their first appearance. While they still feel uncomfortable in the adult world, involuntarily cling to each other, one of them shyly covers her face with a fan. But soon the uncertainty will pass, and the girls will take their rightful place in society. The moment of chance and fleetingness determines the compositional structure and pictorial structure of the canvas. The painting was painted in the usual impressionist manner of the artist, which is characterized by fragility and sophistication, softness of warm pink-beige color combinations. "Lodge" - a characteristic work of Cassatt, her hand is very recognizable by the intensity of the colorful palette, wide and fluent brushstroke and large-figure composition.