I just loved the detail in this colonial farm woman's dress. This is a detail from the painting "No Egg Found", but I forgot who the artist was. Does anyone know? I loved this painting but particularly this dress. I wish you could see the colors and pattern more clearly than shows in a photo.
Other favorites at Crystal Bridges were paintings by Mary Cassatt. I love her use of blues, her soft women and gentle moments. The woman reading here portrayed a well-to-do woman of her times because she had the leisure time to sit and read. Do you feel rich when you sit and read?
One other special painting to me was 'Autumn Harvest, 1940". I loved the soft hues, the billowing smoke, and the grain shooting from the shocks of wheat. My great-grandfather owned a threshing machine that he pulled around Crawford County, Kansas. Of course, I never knew those years, but I would love to experience them briefly in some kind of time machine. The crew was called The Cold Potato Threshing Company. When I asked my dad once where that name came from, he looked at me in wonder. He had no idea but said he guessed it was because they ate cold baked potatoes for their lunch. Now I suspect there was a famous threshing crew meal cooked by some farm wife somewhere, but maybe the men carried had a cold potato in their pockets for snack?