As part of Lydia’s “Armchair Exhibition Series”, she will look at three female artists who are/or were recently exhibited in galleries.
A student of Corot and muse of Manet, Berthe Morisot was the first woman Impressionist and one of the main members of the group alongside Monet, Renoir, Degas and Pissarro. Unlike her colleagues, however, she sold relatively few works, which is why her art is relatively little represented in museums.
Her taste for light colours and pastel and her skilled draughtsmanship and freedom of handling were much admired by her fellow artists.
In the series:
Thurs. Aug. 31: Gwen John
Tues. Sept. 19: Alice Neel
Tues. Oct. 10: Berthe Morisot