Ill with Bright's disease and conscious of her approaching death, Lydia Cassatt contemplates her world with courage, openness, and passion. As she addresses and comes to accept her own position as her sister's model, she asks stirring questions about love and art's capacity to remember.
by Scott Belsky
by Scott Stein
by Scott Duffy
by Scott McClanahan
by Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
by N. Scott Momaday
by Terrence Gargiulo, Gini Graham Scott
by David Meerman Scott, Brian Halligan
"Lydia Cassatt died in her 40s in Paris, having posed for five of her sister Mary's (May's) paintings. Weakened in body but active of mind, she spends her last months musing on the artistic life around her, May's implied romance with Degas, her relationship with her sister, and the artwork which "caught my soul in paint." Chessman's soft, clear voice wears well as Lydia, and her French is excellent. You can tell she wants you to get inside her subject as she has. Lydia comes across as earnest, observant, and sometimes dreamy, painting May in words as May captures her in colors. You might want to have a book of Cassatt's art work handy to complete this enjoyable listening experience. J.B.G. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"
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