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‘The Arts, Paradise Choir, and The Embrace, detail of Beethoven Frieze’, de Gustav Klimt

In 1902, Gustav Klimt [July 14 1862 – February 6 1918] painted the Beethoven Frieze for the 14th Vienna Secessionist exhibition, which was intended to be a celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven the composer and featured a monumental polychrome sculpture by Max Klinger. Meant for the exhibition only, the frieze was painted directly on the walls with light materials. After the exhibition the painting was preserved, although it did not go on display again until 1986. The Beethoven Frieze is now on permanent display in the Vienna Secession hall (Austria). Via.

‘The Arts, Paradise Choir, and The Embrace, detail of Beethoven Frieze’ (1902)
© Courtesy of the Oesterreichische Galerie im Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

‘The Loge’, de Mary Cassatt

Mary Stevenson Cassat [22 Maio 1844 – 14 Junho 1926] estudou na Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts em Filadélfia entre 1861 e 1865. Em 1868, expôs pela primeira vez no Salon de Paris, onde viria a conhecer Edgar Degas, com quem cultivou amizade e cuja influência foi decisiva para se afirmar no movimento impressionista. Em 1910 tornou-se membro da National Academy of Design, em Nova Iorque.

Mary Cassatt – The Loge, c. 1878-1880
Chester Dale Collection – National Gallery of Art, Washington



Berthe Morisot (1841-1895), Marie Bracquemont (1840-1916) e Mary Cassat (1844-1926) são as três  grandes figuras femininas do Impressionismo. Também Madame Cassat faria anos hoje.

Mary Cassatt – Lydia Crocheting in the Garden at Marly, 1880

Mary Cassatt – Lydia Crocheting in the Garden at Marly, 1880
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Cassatt and her family spent the summer of 1880 at Marly-le-Roi, about ten miles west of Paris. Ignoring the village’s historic landmarks in her art, Cassatt focused instead on the domestic environment. Here, she portrayed her elder sister, Lydia, fashionably dressed and insulated by a walled garden from any modern hurly-burly. Lydia is absorbed in the sort of old-fashioned handicraft that was increasingly prized by the well-to-do as factory manufacture by working-class women escalated. Although Cassatt was generally uninterested in plein-air painting, she captured the effects of dazzling sunlight beautifully in this work, especially in Lydia’s large white hat. Via.

‘Lunch at the Restaurant Fournaise (The Rowers’ Lunch)’, de Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir [1841-1919] – The Canoeists Luncheon, 1879-80

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