Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)
Berthe Morisot was a painter and a member of the circle of painters in Paris who became known as the Impressionists. Undervalued for over a century, possibly because she was a woman, she is now considered among the first league of Impressionist painters. In 1864, she exhibited for the first time in the highly esteemed Salon de Paris. Her grandfather was the magnificent and influential painter Honore Fragonard, she was taught by Corot, befriended Manet, etc. etc. even outselling the impressionists herself during her lifetime.
She and the Impressionists created some of the most beautiful scenes of domesticity ever seen. People garbed with clean and elegant clothes and where the entire world around them is mannered, safe and secure. Their clothes as perfumed as their gardens, soft as the lovely clouds passing overhead, and in a few short years every shred of civility and manners were buried in the mass graves of WWI.
These pictures are reminders of what basically is not real. These moments really did happen, momentarily, but the wilderness and chaos of life is still swirling around them. There were safeguards at that time to protect their beautiful visions of life and yet that world was dragged away by the hair, into the dark forests of history.
And I still surround myself with these impossibly beautiful paintings.
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This Art Print fits onto a standard 8x10 frame.
Image: 8" x 10"