Art and Archetecture

There is an exhibit right now of the paintings of Mary Cassatt, an female Impressionist from America who came to France to make her way. She was friends with many of the French Impressionists, especially Degas who even did part of the background of the painting used in the advertisements. She died in France. Her paintings are mostly of mothers and daughters, at least the ones seen here.

Seen on the outside of the Musée Jacquemart-André.

The museum was once a family mansion and it is stunning as you can see by this staircase.

A look down at the garden room.

Lunch followed at a nearby café. I loved the interior.

Neat bar too.

Just a short distance away is this interesting building built by a Chinese gentleman selling Chinese imports. It’s called The Pagoda.

I was taken by the light on the newly renovated Saint Augustine Church.

 

3 thoughts to “Art and Archetecture”

    1. It was very good. She was an excellent artist. She made her life in France and was friends with many of the Impressionists. Photos weren’t allowed so I couldn’t show her work.

  1. I, too, love Mary Cassatt and saw an exhibition of her work years ago at the de Young. (I have a small repo of one of her paintings by the door in my guest room – remember it, Linda?) I also love the Jacquemart André. Sounds like you had lovely day.

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