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Unit # 2: RELATIONSHIPS MARY CASSATT LTC 4240: Art for Children Created by Mary Franco. Cassatt’s art reflects a multiplicity of RELATIONSHPS. INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS between her models communicated through gaze & expression; gesture, posture, & proximity; muted colors & soft edges

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cassatt s art reflects a multiplicity of relationshps
Cassatt’s art reflects a multiplicity ofRELATIONSHPS
  • INTERPERSONALRELATIONSHIPS between her models communicated through gaze & expression; gesture, posture, & proximity; muted colors

& soft edges

  • COMPARATIVE RELATIONSHIPS

between men’s & women’s

experience of their world

  • STYLISTIC RELATIONSHIPS with

work of other artists & cultural art

traditions

Mary Cassatt, “The Loge, 1882

cassatt s prints reflect all of these
Cassatt’s Prints reflect all of these.
  • Fused Japanese aesthetic with
  • Western printmaking techniques
    • Drypoint –image incised
    • into print plate w/ “needle”
    • Aquatint – print plate of
    • copper covered w/ powder
    • blocking agent; marks cut
    • into it w/ acid to permit
    • subtle color tones

Mary Cassatt, “The Tub, 1891”

Drypoint, Aquatint, Hand-coloring

prints can be created in other ways
Prints can be created in other ways!

Glue Lines

Fingers & hands

Vegetables & fruits

Styrofoam Prints

String Painting

advantages of printmaking
Advantages of Printmaking
  • Production of multiples; work in “series”
  • Reduction of cost per image
  • Wider dissemination of an image
  • An art form in its own

right

studio activity
STUDIO ACTIVITY
  • DESIGN PROBLEM: TSW create a series of original prints from one print plate to depict an important relationship.

OPTION #1 Subtractive Cardboard Print

    • Make a SIMPLE drawing on corrugated cardboard that depicts an important RELATIONSHIP
    • Using an Exacto knife, cut through the top layer of cardboard (not too deep!)
    • Using a SUBTRACTIVE PROCESS, peel away desired sections of cardboard to reveal the corrugated interior.
studio activity1
STUDIO ACTIVITY

OPTION #1 Collograph Print & Frottage

  • Ink the print plate w/ brayer and printing ink
  • Center inked plate, face down, on print paper; press down firmly so paper temporarily adheres to plate
  • With plate still stuck to surface of paper, turn the unit over. Use the bowl of a spoon as a “barren”. Rub in circles over the back of the print paper until sure that you have covered the entire printing area
  • Carefully peel the paper from the plate (“PULL THE PRINT”)
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Instructor Exemplar: Subtractive Cardboard

What RELATIONSHIPS do you see?

studio activity2
STUDIO ACTIVITY
  • OPTIONS #2 & #3: Additive Collograph
    • Cut simple shapes from thin cardboard and arrange them on a sheet of corrugated cardboard to produce the image of a RELATIONSHIP. Allow to dry for about 15 minutes. This will become your print plate.
    • FROTTAGE TECHNIQUE:
      • Place collograph, face down, on a piece of white paper
      • Tape in place (top & bottom edge) with masking tape
      • Peel desired crayons. Rub sides of crayons over surface of the paper to transfer image from the collograph plate that is tapped underneath it.
      • DO NOT REMOVE TAPE FROM COLLOGRAPH until you are satisfied with the rubbing.
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Instructor Exemplar: Collograph & Frottage

What RELATIONSHIPS do you see?

studio activity3
STUDIO ACTIVITY
  • COLLOGRAPH PRINTING TECHNIQUE:
    • Ink the plate with a brayer and printing ink.
    • Center inked plate, face down on print paper; press down firmly to temporarily adhere paper to plate.
    • With plate still stuck to surface of paper, turn the unit over. Use the bowl of a spoon as a “barren”. Rub in circles over the back of the print paper until sure that you have covered the entire printing area
    • Carefully peel the paper from the plate (“PULL THE PRINT”)
printing reflections 1 2 sentences each
PRINTING REFLECTIONS: (1-2 sentences each)
  • Briefly describe the printing option you chose.
  • Briefly describe the RELATIONSHIP you depicted.
  • Briefly describe the artistic choices you made
    • Why did you choose the lines, shapes, colors textures, & space used in your picture?
    • How did these choices add meaning to the RELATIONSHIP you depicted?
  • What problems did you encounter in this studio & how did you solve them?
  • How might you integrate this studio activity into non-art subjects with your future students?
references
References

Cassatt, M. (1896). [Image]. Maternal caress. Philadelphia Museum of

Art. Retrieved from http://www.philamuseum.org/

collections/permanent/66441.html

Cassatt, M. (1890). Mother and her child. Wikipaintings. Retrieved from

http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/mary-cassatt/mother-and-

child-1

Cassatt. M. (1901) [Image]. Sara with her dog. Wikipaintings.net.

Retrieved from http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/mary-

cassatt/sara-with-her-dog

Cassatt, M. (1891). [Image]. The bath (the tub). Library of Congress. Retrieved

from http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2002719192/

Cassatt, M. (1882). [Image]. The loge. National Gallery of Art. Retrieved

from http://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/ggcassattptg/

ggcassattptg-46571.html