Young Girl with a Vase (1889; see cover), which Morisot
exhibited as finished, is almost as emphatic about drawing as a Giacometti painting, with the sketched lines of desk and chair coalescing from the corners of the canvas into a completely painted torso, head, and vase of flowers.
5, 1900), Barbara Hepworth (Jan., 10, 1903), Berthe Morisot
Divided into three parts--19th Century, 1900-1940, and 1975-2000--In Her Own Words features excerpts from letters, diaries, and journals by Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, Harriet Hosmer, Rosa Bonheur, Julia Margaret Cameron, Berthe Morisot
, and Marie Bashkirtseff in Part 1; Paula Modersohn-Becker, Kathe Kollwitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Frida Kahlo in Part 2; and Alice Neel, Judy Chicago, Faith Ringgold, Louise Bourgeois, and Niki de Saint Phalle in Part 3.
Two recent books among many in this vein are Ross King's The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade that Gave the World Impressionism and Jeffrey Meyers' Impressionist Quartet: The Intimate Genius of Manet and Morisot
, Degas and Cassatt.
Among those are Richard Westall, Berthe Morisot
and Kawase Hasui.
Becoming Modern: Simon Grennan and Christopher Sperandio Impressionist and Post Impressionist art from the Davies Bequest - Cezanne, Degas, Monet, Morisot
"The Impressionists At Leisure" by art historian Pamela Todd not only showcases a series of Impressionist paintings ranging from Renoir's picknickers in the countryside, to Degas' elegant race goers, to Morisot
's opera enthusiasts, it also includes a broad and original selections of lesser known works, as well as excerpts from diaries and letters revealing the artist's own interests, passions, pleasers, and attitudes about their work and the subjects they chose to paint.
The foursome, who shared an aversion to established rules, bonded quickly, painted together, influenced each other, and became founding members of impressionism, along with Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Berthe Morisot
, and Camille Pissarro.
's letters to her sister Edma and Edouard Manet's many portraits of Berthe strongly suggest that they were lovers.
The club will have a talk on female impressionist Berthe Morisot
after 30 minutes of conversational French.