Berthe Morisot et l’art du XVIIIe siècle

Berthe Morisot et l’art du XVIIIe siècle : Berthe MORISOT (1841-1895) Au Bal 1875 Huile sur toile 62 x 52 cm Paris, musee Marmottan Monet © musee Marmottan Monet    Berthe Morisot et l’art du XVIIIe siècle : Berthe MORISOT (1841-1895) Jeune Femme arrosant un arbuste 1876 Huile sur toile 40 x 31,7 cm Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Collection de  Monsieur et Madame Paul Mellon © Photo Katherine Wetzel / Virginia Museum of Fine  Arts   

The exhibition

Berthe Morisot, the Enlightenment and the vivid

What is it about Berthe Morisot's painting that is 18th-century? Based on the observation that one never comes from nowhere, this new exhibition at Marmottan Monet focuses on Morisot's tastes and inspirations. It's not the first time the museum has put the spotlight on the Impressionist painter: it already did so in 2012 with a monographic exhibition, and in 2021 with a show devoted to her daughter, Julie Manet. Nevertheless, Marianne Mathieu and Dominique d'Arnoult shed new light on the artist's work, including such landmark works as Au bal (1875), which opens the exhibition. For, boldly, this is not so much a question of Impressionism.

Excerpt from an article by Emma Noyant to be published in Art magazine N°108 Absolument.

Berthe Morisot and 18th-century art. Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris. From October 18, 2023 to March 3, 2024


18/10/2023 - 03/03/2024
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