The focus is on Mary Cassatt's role as caretaker as well as her deteriorating eyesight (due to cataracts) as well as on her paintings of women and children. Cassatt's life is set in dialogue with that of my mother, a caretaker, who taught me to love painting via visits to the Art Institute. The essay was written while my mother was involved in cornea transplants. There is an underlying focus on "seeing" and loss of seeing/independence.
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