Exhibition on Screen: Mary Cassatt: Painting The Modern Woman (2023)
Directed by Ali Ray this fascinating documentary looks at the life and work of artist Mary Cassatt; who made a career painting the lives of the women around her.
Her radical images showed them as intellectual, feminine and real, which was a major shift in the way women appeared in art.
Presenting her astonishing prints, pastels, and paintings, this film introduces us to the often-overlooked Impressionist whose own career was as full of contradiction as the women she painted.
The world’s most eminent Cassatt curators and scholars help tell this riveting tale of great social and cultural change; a time when women were fighting for their rights and the language of art was completely re-written. Mary Cassatt and her modern women were at the heart of it all.
Cassatt was born in America and became one of America’s most well-known artists.
“This is a film which anyone with the least interest in pictoral art should consider required viewing”
Eye For Film ★★★★★
“A superb addition to the Exhibition on Screen series”
The Reviews Hub ★★★★★