Beaux Arts Special Edition / Berthe Morisot

Beaux Arts Special Edition / Berthe Morisot


The exhibition retraces the exceptional career of a painter who, contrary to the uses of her time and environment, became an essential figure in the Parisian avant-garde from the late 1860s until her untimely death in 1895.

Beaux Arts Éditions evokes the life and career of this major ...
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Dimensions :
22 x 28,4 x 0,3 cm
Museum :
Musée d'Orsay
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The artist

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.