Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist

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In this sumptuous collection of Berthe Morisot’s work, gathered from museums and private collections, the genius of this impressionistic artist from the late 19th century is too evidently apparent. Berthe Morisot was raised within a comfortable environment where she and her sister were encouraged in their artistic endeavors. A contemporary of with and friends with the evolving Impressionists, Morisot served as both a companion painter and model to the likes of Degas, Manet, Monet, and Renoir. In fact, she married Eugene Manet, the brother of Edouard, who supported her artistic calling. While admired by the other Impressionists, Morisot’s identification as a woman unfortunately hindered sales and some showings. While comments joke about the male painters specializing in the nude female body, Morisot lovingly and delicately portrayed gracefully gowned women, women posed in natural surroundings, and pictures that invite the eye to inspect the beautiful color impressions within the frame. Several art experts describe the life and artistic milieu of this under-appreciated artist, and their comments along with a brief biographical sketch are tucked within the rich tapestry of this elegantly enchanting collection displaying reproductions of many of her works. This edition serves as one of the many salons she deserved.

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Author Cindy Kang, Contributor • Marianne Mathieu, Contributor • Nicole R. Myers, Contributor • Sylvie Patry, Contributor • Bill Scott, Contributor
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 248 pages
Publisher Rizzoli Electa
Publish Date 2018-Jun-26
ISBN 9780847861316
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Issue October 2018
Category Art, Architecture & Photography


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