When I mention Berthe Morisot….

….as my favourite Impressionist painter, most people give me a puzzled look.                 Berthe Morisot?

One of my favourite museums in Paris, the Musee Marmottan , has a large collection of her work.  It’s where I had the chance to become better acquainted with her work.

Berthe Morisot, written by Anne Higonnet, convinced me of her importance in art history.  Despite terrible odds–for example, she had to be chaperoned  (yes!  as an adult)  when she went to study and paint in the Louvre — she became the first woman painter of any  significance.  She was one of the original members of the Impressionist group.

2 thoughts on “When I mention Berthe Morisot….

  1. Holly

    Agreed Terry. One of the original brave feminists who exhibited with Monet and Cezanne and painted women with sensitivity and humanity.


  2. Pingback: The Best Impressionist Painter is not Monet…and other heresies | The Art Caravan

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