This is the month for viewing Mary Cassatt‘s paintings in our house. As usual, I made our computer’s wallpaper one of her paintings and the boys are taking turns telling me about it.
We read Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artist: Mary Cassatt and had to chuckle at several of the pages. I know these books are not meant to be serious and the boys find them a great way to be introduced to a new painter. I followed up the reading of the book with viewing her artwork online, turning a rainy afternoon into a very enjoyable experience.
The boys decided they wanted to try to do some sort of activity to follow up their online gallery viewing and I just happened to have Color Your Own Mary Cassatt from Dover Publications. This is such a great coloring book for colored pencils or watercolors if you pull the page out and work at a table.
Here are some paintings for you to get started in your study of this really fun artist.
Mary Cassatt (1844-1926)
I hope you can take a few minutes this month to share this special woman impressionist painter with your children. She has a fond spot in my heart made by the subjects of her paintings, mothers and children are something I hold dear.