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Berthe Morisot : woman impressionist

Today Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) is considered a major Impressionist artist, a recent development despite the respect received in her lifetime from peers Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. As the only female member of the Impressionist group at its founding in late 1873, Morisot played a major and multifaceted part in the movement, and her works were prized by pioneering dealers and collectors. Lush illustrations from throughout Morisot's career depict her daring experimentations and her embrace of modern subjects in the city and at the seaside: fashionable young women, and intimate, domestic interiors. Texts examine her in the context of her contemporaries, the critical reception of her work, the subjects and settings she chose, and the state of Morisot scholarship. It makes an important contribution to the field, with never-before-published letters, interdisciplinary scholarship, and a specific focus on Morisot's pioneering developments as a painter first, woman second.
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Berthe Morisot : woman impressionist / essays by Cindy Kang, Marianne Mathieu, Nicole R. Myers, Sylvie Patry, and Bill Scott.
New York, NY : Rizzoli Electa ; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : In association with the Barnes Foundation ; Dallas, TX : Dallas Museum of Art ; Québec, Canada : Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, 2018.
246 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 30 cm.
Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at Musée national de beaux-arts du Québec, June 21-September 16, 2018, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, October 21, 2018-January 14, 2019, Dallas Museum of Art, February 24-May 26, 2019 and Musee d'Orsay, Paris, June 17-September 22, 2019.Issued also in French with title: Berthe Morisot : femme impressionniste.Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-239) and index."Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist" June 21-September 16, 2018 Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec, Québec, Canada."Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist" October 21, 2018-January 14, 2019 the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States."Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist" February 24-May 26, 2019 Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, United States."Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist" June 17-September 22, 2019 Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France.Essays by Marianne Mathieu and Sylvie Patry translated from the French by Damion Searls.
Introduction. Berthe Morisot : "Stimulating ambiguities" / Sylvie Patry -- Becoming an artist / Marianne Mathieu -- "Extreme novelty or things of the past" : Morisots and the modern woman / Nicole R. Myers -- Morisot on the threshold : Windows, balconies, and verandas / Cindy Kang -- A painter's painter / Bill Scott -- Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) : A chronology / Amalia Wojciechowski -- Morisot's lifetime and 1896 posthumous exhibition list.
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