Berthe Morisot: Tribute to a rebel at the Musée d’Orsay
From now through 22 September, I recommend making a stop to admire a major impressionist figure, Berthe Morisot. Do you appreciate the work of Renoir, Manet, Degas and Monet? Then, you are going to love the painter Berthe Morisot (1841-1895), wife of one of Edouard Manet’s brothers. As a painter of everyday bourgeois life, she instilled life into indoor and outdoor settings and the many figures appearing within them. She put scenes on canvas with a viewpoint which was intense yet subtle. Berthe Morisot was a true rebel in her day, and especially in her very bourgeois milieu. She went against the grain. The Musée d’Orsay traces her career from 1860 to 1895. Along with Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro and Edgar Degas, she co-founded the avant-garde impressionist group, the Society of Anonymous Artists. She was known to be the most innovative of the lot of them. So, have I convinced you?