Musée d’Orsay Shines a Spotlight on Female French Impressionist Berthe Morisot

Berthe Morisot In England (Eugene Manet on the Isle of Wight) © Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris / The Bridgeman Art Library / Service presse (image via the Musée d'Orsay exhibit page)

Event Details

From Tuesday 18 June 2019

to Sunday 22 September 2019


Berthe Morisot at the Musée d'Orsay

more info here

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Location : Musée d'Orsay

Address : 1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris 75007

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.)

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Figure majeure de l'impressionnisme, Berthe Morisot a été l'une des artistes les plus novatrices du groupe. Du 18 juin au 22 septembre, une exposition au musée d’Orsay retrace le parcours exceptionnel d'une peintre, qui, à rebours des usages de son temps et de son milieu, devient une figure essentielle des avant-gardes parisiennes de la fin des années 1860 jusqu'à sa mort prématurée en 1895. . A leading Impressionist figure, Berthe Morisot was one of the group’s most innovative artists. From June 18 to September 22, an exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay traces the exceptional career of a painter who, at odds with the practices on her time and her circle, became a key figure of the Parisian avant-garde movement in the late 1860s up until her untimely death in 1895. . #museedorsay #museeorsay #orsaymuseum #artmuseum #artgallery #fineart #beauxarts #artexhibition #art #museum #Paris #peinture #painting #woman #womanartist #exposition #exhibition #morisot

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Event Details

From Tuesday 18 June 2019

to Sunday 22 September 2019


Berthe Morisot at the Musée d'Orsay

more info here

Location : Musée d'Orsay

Address : 1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris 75007