Mary Cassatt - Nude Child 1890-1891

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Mary Cassatt - Nude Child 1890-1891

Nude Child 1890-1891
36x26cm aquatint, drypoint
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, United States
The image is only being used for informational and educational purposes

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From Art Institute of Chicago:
Mothers and children were popular visual subjects long before the 19th century; it wasn’t until after the Enlightenment, however, that images of maternal undress were accepted in contexts other than the representation of Christian subjects. Beginning with the writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and other Enlightenment-era thinkers, people began to view childhood as a treasured moment in human development rather than a mere step to productive adulthood. As a result, children were increasingly seen as carefree, innocent, and deserving of protection. Their nudity in art was a commonly used symbol of natural purity and vulnerability.
— Exhibition text panel, Undressed: The Fashion of Privacy, June 22–September 29, 2013, Galleries 124–127.