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.
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.
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
— 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.