Berthe Morisot exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay, 18th June – 22nd September 2019

Less well known than her friends Monet, Degas and Renoir, Berthe Morisot is the subject of a large new exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay, near our hotels!

One of the most innovative impressionist artists, Berthe Morisot did not get the recognition she deserved during her lifetime. However, through the choice of approach to her subjects, she became an essential figure of the Parisian avant-garde in the late 19th century.

The exhibition looks back at her career and show some of her favourite themes – bourgeois life, gardens, women working in the home, fashion and the importance of fashion… All resolutely modern subjects.

Exposition Berthe Morisot au Musée d'Orsay du 18 juin au 22 septembre 2019
© Image Art Institute of Chicago

You will also see how her style evolved over the years – in her later paintings there a certain sadness, questioning the relationship between life and art.

Exposition Berthe Morisot au Musée d'Orsay du 18 juin au 22 septembre 2019
© Musée d’Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt

To further explore the subject of the exhibition, the is:

a talk (in French) on 20th September, called Faire oeuvre. La formation et la professionnalisation des artistes femmes aux 19ème et 20ème siècles

two conferences

— themed guided visits, and

— a ‘Curieuse Nocturne‘ on 19th September (aimed at under 26-year-olds, for whom entrance is free), with talks, concerts, DJ sets and the presence of Dominique Bona of the Académie Française, the author of the most respected biography of Berthe Morisot.

A catalogue of the exhibition, published by Flammarion, is also available (312 pages, 40€ here at amazon.fr).

Exposition Berthe Morisot au Musée d'Orsay du 18 juin au 22 septembre 2019

The Berthe Morisot exhibition is at the Musée d’Orsay (here) from 18th June – 22nd September 2019

Open every day except Mondays from 9.30am-6pm (9.45pm Thursdays)

Admission: 14€ / 11€

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