13 April, 2010

Copy of Mary Cassatt, After Degas

Mary Cassatt, After Degas
@ 24" x 36"
Charcoal & Pastel
Casey Klahn

See my hommage to Mary Cassatt here.

11 comments:

Kathy said...

Thank you for this wonderful tribute to a great artist! I've long been interested in her and her work, and your interpretation of the Degas sketch is marvelous! Isn't it a cruel trick of nature when an artist loses her eyesight?! I often worry about this, especially since my own mother lost hers.

Casey Klahn said...

I appreciate your comment very much, Kathy. It is uncanny how some of her work is very much like Degas' pastels. Yet, her own signature style is distinctive.

She traveled far in her life and her career. Thanks for reading through the link - I had a lot of fun making that post.

-Don said...

What a lovely tribute in both charcoal and in words. She was a wonderful artist, who out impressioned some of the leading Impressionists IMHO. I'm glad that she received such worthy accolades and honors.

My hope is that my eyes and my hands outlive my heart (for just a couple seconds). It breaks my heart to see that her eyes did not.

-Don

Casey Klahn said...

Sincere expressions, Don. Thanks for looking at this post.

Did the readers know that Degas also lost his sight in his later years?

Soft Pastel News said...

After reading about Mary, my wife asked me if I will loose my eyesight. I hope not :)
Casey, great charcoal. I missed your post about the Mary but that was good in a way, since I did my own research about her recently.

Casey Klahn said...

I saw your post, Mario, and noticed this image in the montage picture!

Edgar and Mary may have lost their sight, but did see more in their lifetimes than a hundred others put together.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

I enjoyed the look back at Mary Cassatt and your appreciation of her as an artist. She kept good company! Her mother-child images are beautiful and emotional.

Your charcoal of her, after Degas, is great! I think I've seen mostly landscape paintings from you, but do you also enjoy figure work? You do it well!

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you very much, Katherine. I drew the figure for years and years - which is why I took up the landscape when I went professional. That makes perfect sense, huh?

I am slowly returning to the figure and want to add it to my body of work, but want to be as good, at least, as with my (humble) landscapes. Check out the tag "figures" to see what I have posted.

design traveller said...

light and airy... nice

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, design traveller. I appreciate your reading the colorist.

Casey Klahn said...

Even though I approved Don's comment @ a week ago, it came up again today for moderation. Am I losing my mind, or is blogger?

Thanks for reading the tribute, Don. I value your input, and yes - she did outimpression many impressionistics.

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