EOS Mary Cassatt - Painting the Modern Woman
Only TWO screenings: June 25 at 12pm and June 29 in the afternoon/evening ||
Mary Cassatt made a career painting the lives of the women around her. Her radical images showed them as intellectual, feminine and real, which was a major shift in the way women appeared in art.
Presenting her astonishing prints, pastels and paintings, this film introduces us to the often-overlooked Impressionist – a movement that transformed the language of art – whose own career was as full of contradiction as the women she painted.
The world’s most eminent Cassatt curators and scholars help tell this riveting tale of great social and cultural change; a time when women were fighting for their rights and the language of art was completely re-written. MARY CASSATT and her modern women were at the heart of it all.
- "A study of a female painter who exhibited with the first impressionists in 19th-century Paris but saw little of their renown is fascinating and moving"
- The Guardian
- "What is noticeable about this documentary is how much the content centres around close readings of Cassatt’s work. We are effectively ‘learning’ Cassatt – the woman, her art – from scratch. Curators and academics discuss not just the artist’s development but how her art has been misinterpreted over the years"
- The Reviews Hub