Mary Cassatt had some of the gifts of Renoir — the sensuality of flesh, the focus on youth — but not his daring. Style and empathy will only take you so far; at some point, content has to kick in.
There are four pieces by Cassatt in June’s segment of the Norton’s Masterpiece of the Month series. They date from 1890 to 1908 : “Woman Bathing,” “Sewing in the Conservatory,” “Mother Jeanne Nursing Her Baby,” and “Head of Sara in a Bonnett Looking Left.”
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Mary Cassatt: Masterpieces of the Month, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach.