Friday, January 09, 2009

Fine Art Friday - Berthe Morisot

Portrait by Manet
Portrait of Berthe Morisot by Edward Manet, her brother in law

The Piano Lesson
The Piano Lesson

The Cradle
The Cradle

Sewing in the Garden
Young Woman Sewing in the Garden

The Lecture
The Lecture

Children at the Basin
Children at the Basin

Getting out of Bed
Getting Out of Bed

Berthe Morisot (January 14, 1841 – March 2, 1895) was a painter and a member of the circle of painters in Paris who became known as the Impressionists. Undervalued for over a century, possibly because she was a woman, she is now considered among the first league of Impressionist painters.

source Wikipedia


Ann Murray said...

All lovely, Esther,and painted with delicacy. Many artists seem to have struggled and I'm sure the same is true today, but as you say this artists struggle was probably compounded by the fact that she was a woman.
I also like the portrait - it's good to put a face to the name!

Easter Almuena said...

All beautiful!

Mimi said...

The sister-in-law of Manet? I never knew that.

Impressionism is probably one of my favorite art styles. Thank you so much.

EC Gefroh said...

Ann, well put. As you may know, she and Mary Cassatt were the only women in that group of artists.

Glad you enjoyed it Easter.

Mimi, I was surprised to find that out too. Apparently, she was married to his brother.