Mary Cassatt (1844 – 1926) made a career painting the lives of the women around her. Radical for the time, her images showed women as intellectual, curious, and engaging, a major shift in the way they appeared in art. Presenting her astonishing prints, pastels, and paintings, this film introduces us to the often overlooked American impressionist whose own career was as full of contradiction as the women she painted. (Ali Ray, 2023, DCP, 93 minutes)
Introduction by BAFTA award-winning British documentary filmmaker Phil Grabsky. Kim Jones, curator of nineteenth century painting, National Gallery of Art, is joining Phil in a post-screening discussion.
Part of the National Gallery’s Exhibition on Screen film series.