Mother’s Day on Sunday is the perfect time to take a fresh look at the paintings, life, and legacy of Mary Cassatt. If you have time to make the trip to Richmond, there’s an excellent exhibit highlighting Cassatt’s work at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Full disclosure here: I am quite a Cassatt fan. While leading school tours as a docent at The National Gallery of Art, I love to delve into Cassatt’s work, especially “The Boating Party.” The painting makes the viewer feel as if they too are present in the rowboat. You almost can smell the sea air, feel the breeze gently flapping your clothes, and enjoy the warmth of the sun. With its deep blues and greens, flattened shapes, and unusual