Berthe Morisot was born on this day in 1841. Her painting 'Summer's Day' is probably the painting she exhibited under the title 'The Lake in the Bois de Boulogne' in the fifth Impressionist exhibition, held in 1880: http://bit.ly/2rdpHDn
Berthe Morisot was a leading and dedicated member of the Impressionists, whose professional artist association was the first to admit women and men equally. As a wealthy middle-class woman, she was not able to access the spaces of urban modernity, such as concert cafés and dance halls, that men often depicted. Her paintings thus reflect the feminine, often domestic sphere to which she was confined. Here, her daughter Julie sits in the garden of Morisot’s winter home in the south of France, near brightly rendered orange trees and a parrot in a birdcage. Morisot was born #onthisday in 1841.
In 'Hanging the Laundry out to Dry', Berthe Morisot sets down the realities of an urbanised landscape. See it in 'Inventing Impressionism' until 31 May. http://bit.ly/1KnW0PC
Have you been to visit Inventing Impressionism? What did you think of this shimmering scene by Berthe Morisot? http://bit.ly/1DjM6ze
Berthe Morisot, a member of the Impressionist circle in Paris, died#onthisday in 1895 http://ow.ly/JHIkq
'Inventing Impressionism' opens next week on 4 March.
Berthe Morisot's intimate painting 'Woman at her Toilette' will be at the exhibition. Here we see a woman adjusting her hair before a mirror, skillfully painted using a limited palette: http://bit.ly/1AcspGc
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Happy birthday to Berthe Morisot, born on this day in 1841. Learn about women artists in nineteenth-century France and view a slideshow of works: http://met.org/1AYklu1
Berthe Morisot (French, 1841–1895) | Young Woman Seated on a Sofa | ca. 1879
Berthe Marie Pauline Morisot was a painter and a member of the circle of painters in Paris who became known as the Impressionists. Wikipedia
Born: January 14, 1841, Bourges, France
Died: March 2, 1895, Paris, France
Children: Julie Manet
Siblings: Edma Morisot
Berthe Morisot, "Girl in a Boat with Geese," c. 1889, oil on canvashttp://1.usa.gov/1qHDtEL