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The Boating Party by Mary Cassatt | Fine Art Reproductions

The Boating Party by Mary Cassatt | Fine Art Reproductions

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The Boating Party by Mary Cassatt

The flat, patterned surfaces, reduced color, and strange angles of Japanese prints, which were popular in Paris in the late 1800s, are evident in this dramatic composition. The subject is compressed onto the flat surface of the canvas by the dark figure of the guy, and the horizon is pressed to the top, crushing a sense of distance. We have an oblique view into the boat from our higher vantage point. The crossing of its horizontal supports divides its form into ornamental shapes.

Cassatt began spending many summers on the Mediterranean shore in Antibes around 1893. She began experimenting with harder, more creative colors under the scorching sun. Citron and blue cut strong arcs in this painting, dividing it into aggressive, almost abstract shapes. With its powerful geometry and ornate surface patterning, this painting places Cassatt alongside post-impressionist painters like Gauguin and Van Gogh.

Cassatt's first solo exhibition in the United States in 1895 featured this work, which was one of her most ambitious. Her relationships with rich people in the United States were instrumental in bringing avant-garde French painting to the United States.

The perfect accent for any space! Each wood print is unique due to the natural qualities of each individual panel of wood.

• Wood canvas made from Birch wood sourced from sustainable Canadian forests
• UV set inks, meaning the print resists water
• Each wood print is made in Montreal, Canada
• Easy care, don’t touch the print if you don’t have to, but you can wipe it with a dry or damp cloth to remove dust
• Arrives ready to hang! 4 panel frame in back allows you to just pop the wood print on a small nail in the wall, no wires necessary

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