Mary Cassatt: American Impressionist

Mary Cassatt: American Impressionist

Downloadable Video - 1998
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This is an Emmy winning historical drama about American artist Mary Stevenson Cassatt. She lived much of her adult life in Paris in the last century. Cassatt often created images of the social and private lives of women with emphasis on the bonds between Mothers and their children. She was one of several successful Impressionists at the time, and a close friend of the artist Edgar Degas (Thomas Jay Ryan). In the story, Cassatt, played by Amy Brenneman of TV's "Judging Amy," lives an ordered life in Paris until her brother and his wife arrive with their three unruly children...At first dreading the presence of the children, she soon finds herself inspired by them and even uses them as models. Her teenage niece Katherine (Charlotte Sullivan), who believes that getting married is essential to positioning oneself in society, plays matchmaker between Cassatt and Edgar Degas. Though the match is not meant to be, Cassatt's feminist ideals greatly influence Katherine and change her life forever. Likewise, the influence of the children softens Cassatt and inspires her to renew stronger contact with her family back in Philadelphia.
Publisher: Victory Studios, 1998
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2017
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (56 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Additional Contributors: Kanopy (Firm)
Victory Studios (Firm)


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