There I was with a glass of wine in one hand and a paint brush in the other. As I created a real painting on the canvas, I marveled as I thought this was a talent I did not possess.
"Quick, everyone, the painter's here. Read feverishly!"
Cassatt focused on the private and social lives of women and children, often painting mothers and their children together.
My travel last week took me to Pennsylvania, The Keystone State. Many strong and accomplished women are affiliated with this state that was one of the 13 original colonies
I managed to score a preview and an interview with Kimberly Jones, who serves as associate curator for the Department of French Paintings and who, along with senior conservator of paintings Ann Hoenigswald, took this wonderful, historic concept and made it into an exquisite reality.
In his new book, David McCullough looks at the many artists, scientists, people of medicine and thinkers who made the voyage back across the Atlantic to find inspiration and knowledge in the City of Lights from roughly 1830 to the end of the century.