Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) was the first female representative of Impressionism. Her early works are mostly watercolors and pastels, but she later progressed to oils. She developed a technique of transcribing her drawings onto her canvases and then painting over them. Morisot's works show the bourgeois life of their time with bright colors. Her chosen subjects tended to be domestic intimate settings and portraits, sometimes criticized for being "feminine" works and therefore not quite serious works of art. A fully successful artist in her own right, she is perhaps as well known for being Edouard Manet's sister-in-law and Fragonard's great niece. She complained that "I don't think there has ever been a man who treated a woman as an equal and that's all I would have asked for, for I know I'm worth as much as they."
With over 150 illustrations, this volume shows the impressive work of this impressionist painter.
- Author: Josephine Bindé
- Publisher: Koenemann, 2020
- 192 pages, 7" x 7"
- ISBN: 9783741921490