Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and Édouard Manet: the names of these male French Impressionist painters are everywhere. But they weren’t the only sex involved in the creation of the influential art movement.
The works of female French Impressionist Berthe Morisot are on display at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris this summer. An important figure in the Impressionist movement, the museum will be exhibiting paintings that span her career from the 1860s to her death in 1895.
Morisot painted exquisite depictions of the bourgeoisie, women’s lives and interests, and domestic duties, and though she may have less buzz than her male contemporaries, it is not due to lack of talent as she was considered one of the most innovative of the Impressionist cohort. Her work blurs the lines between private and public life, and her consciousness of this fluidity between the two worlds leads to her ability to portray women’s lives both artistically and truthfully.
The exhibit runs until September 22. You can buy tickets online here. (We recommend you buy in advance to avoid waiting in line.)