The paintings of Cassatt had been changed greatly after she settled in Paris. Influenced by the Impressionist painter Manet, she was in the pursuit of the artistic effect
puppy in the blue sofa. This puppy coincided with the little girl to form a strong contrast. The composition became very warm and symmetrical, the dark puppy and the light girl achieved a balance in the color. In particular, the dark napkin covered in the girl’s waist had the same color tone with the left puppy, making the whole painting gradually calm in turmoil.