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Berthe Morisot

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Of the six Impressionist painters whose first exhibition scandalized and fascinated Paris in 1874, Berthe Morisot was the only woman. She reached a pinnacle of artistic achievement despite the restraints society placed on her sex, adroitly combining her artistic ambitions with a rewarding family life. Anne Higonnet brings fully to life an accomplished artist and her world.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published June 8th 1995 by University of California Press (first published May 1990)
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Stephanie Storey
Sep 14, 2015 Stephanie Storey rated it it was amazing
This was a lovely biography of Berthe Morisot, one of the first members of the Impressionist movement... yes, it covered the obligatory art historical importance of the Impressionist movement, but more importantly, it shed light on Mlle Morisot's personal life: her doubts and internal struggles; her close relationship with her sister; her fascinating relationship with the more famous Manet (she ended up marrying his younger brother); the fear of living in Paris during the Franco-Prussian War ...more
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Mar 14, 2011 Judy rated it really liked it
This is a biography of Berthe Morisot, one of the few known female Impressionist painters, & I loved it! Berthe was one of only a few women in the Impressionist movement. It showed the struggle of artists who wanted to do break from the norm---change is not easily accepted.
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Sep 27, 2015 Debbie rated it it was amazing
Great book! Very interesting, I learned a lot about the Impressionists and especially about Berthe, the first woman Impressionist artist.
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Opened my eyes to art and the artist.
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