Berthe Morisot

Berthe Morisot

by Denis Rouart
     
 

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) was the most celebrated and well connected European woman painter of her time. Before she was 20, she was studying with Corot. Her first submissions to the French Academy salon were exhibited when she was 23. A friend of Edouard Manet, she was the model for his great painting, Le Balcon and Le Repos. Within a decade she was most prominent…  See more details below

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Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) was the most celebrated and well connected European woman painter of her time. Before she was 20, she was studying with Corot. Her first submissions to the French Academy salon were exhibited when she was 23. A friend of Edouard Manet, she was the model for his great painting, Le Balcon and Le Repos. Within a decade she was most prominent among the artists who become known as Impressionists and remain one of the most steadfast members of that loosely constituted group.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Though a leading French impressionistwho some French critics rank with Monet, Degas and RenoirMorisot's paintings only now are receiving a full-scale reevaluation. This selected correspondence reveals a highly intelligent woman, filled with self-doubt, berated by her mother for her ``selfishness,'' yet persisting in her total immersion in her art. Close friends with Manet, Degas and Mallarme, Morisot married Manet's brother and shared ideas with colleagues who included Cassatt, Monet, Renoir and Pissarro. The letters, edited by Morisot's grandson, were first published in England in 1957. Arranged in a narrative sequence that is interwoven with Rouart's commentaries, they regrettably offer only a fleeting look at her relationships with other impressionists, her working methods or inner thoughts. Sensitive drawings by Morisot, Manet and Degas preface each chapter. (July 15)

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ISBN-13:
9780918825629
Publisher:
Moyer Bell
Publication date:
04/21/2007
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.43(h) x 0.68(d)

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