Friday, March 8, 2013

Freech Impressionism: Berthe Morisot

Berthe Morisot (French, 1841 – 1895)

Hide and Seek, 1873

Boats Entry to the Medina in the Isle of Wight, 1875
Oil on canvas, 17.5 x 19 cm. Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Cheval Glass, 1876

Dahlias, circa 1876

 Young Girl in a Ball Gown, 1879

The Port of Nice, 1882

Roses Tremieres, 1884

The Garden at Bougival, 1884

 Tulips, 1890

 Jeune fille écrivant, 1891

Landscape of Tours 1892

Geraniums by the Lake, 1893

Forest of Fontainebleau, 1893

Berthe Morisot - Bateau illuminé

Jeune femme près d’une fenêtre


The port of Nice

The quay at Bougival


Paule Gobillard - Berthe Morisot Painting

Berthe Morisot, 1875

Berthe Morisot (1841 – 1895) was a painter and a member of the circle of painters in Paris who became known as the Impressionists. She was described by Gustave Geffroyin 1894 as one of "les trois grandes dames" of Impressionism alongside Marie Bracquemond and Mary Cassatt.
In 1864, she exhibited for the first time in the highly esteemed Salon de Paris. Sponsored by the government, and judged by academicians, the Salon was the official, annual exhibition of the Académie des beaux-arts in Paris. Her work was selected for exhibition in six subsequent Salons until, in 1874, she joined the "rejected" Impressionists in the first of their own exhibitions, which included Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Alfred Sisley. It was held at the studio of the photographer Nadar.
She became the sister-in-law of her friend and colleague, Édouard Manet, when she married his brother, Eugène.

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