Mary Cassatt - The Boating Party 1893-1894

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Mary Cassatt - The Boating Party 1893-1894

The Boating Party 1893-1894
118x90cm oil on canvas
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
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From National Gallery of Art, Washington:
This bold composition reveals the influence of the flat, patterned surfaces, simplified color, and unusual angles of Japanese prints, which enjoyed a huge vogue in Paris in the late 1800s. The dark figure of the man compresses the picture onto the flat plane of the canvas, and the horizon is pushed to the top, collapsing a sense of distance. Our higher vantage point gives us an oblique view into the boat. Its form is divided into decorative shapes by the intersection of its horizontal supports.