Berthe Morisot in 15 questions

Berthe Morisot in 15 questions


Fifteen concise and documented texts give pride of place to his art, resituating it in its time and retracing its stylistic evolution. Capturing "the shimmerings, the glimmers produced on things and the air that envelops them", the "exquisite harmonies", the luminous palette and the ...
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Dimensions :
16,5 x 22,5 x 1 cm
Museum :
Musée d'Orsay
Size of the book :
Broché avec Rabat
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Author :
Mathieu, Marianne

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Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)

A major figure in Impressionism, Berthe Morisot remains less well known today than his friends Monet, Degas and Renoir. Yet she was immediately recognized as one of the group's most innovative artists. Painting after a model allows Berthe Morisot to explore several themes of modern life, such as the intimacy of bourgeois life, the taste for resorts and gardens, the importance of fashion, women's domestic work, while blurring the boundaries between interior/exterior, private/public, finished/unfinished. For her, painting must strive to "fix something of what is going on". Modern subjects and speed of execution therefore have to do with the temporality of representation, and the artist is tirelessly confronted with the ephemeral and the passage of time. Thus his latest works, characterized by a new expressiveness and musicality, invite us to a melancholic mediation on these relationships between art and life.