Category Archives: Impressionism

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.