Young Women Picking Fruit is an 1891 painting in the Impressionist style by the leading American painter and printmaker Mary Cassatt.
Analysis of Young Women Picking Fruit
Loosely painted in parts, for instance, the background bed of flowers and the sleeves of the standing girl, this picture is highly meticulous and realistic in the depiction of the faces. The standing girl picking pears represents an active, providing femininity while the seated passive girl looks to her. Of particular interest is Cassatt’s use of color, especially for the pale dress which is flecked with pink, purple, and orange that reflect the evening light.
This work is located in the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the United States.