Saturday, January 4, 2020

Berthe Morisot (Langue anglaise)

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Review “Art historian Jean-Dominique Rey’s new book, Berthe Morisot (Flammarion, 2011), with an introduction by Musée d’Orsay curator Sylvi Patry, presents a comprehensive tribute to the life and career of the remarkable French artist, from her precocious talent as a child drawing and painting with her sister, to her strikingly loose works produced during the last years of her life.” -Women in the Arts“An illustrated tribute to the celebrated female Impressionist painter. This comprehensive monograph showcases her life and works…” –French Embassy “Berthe Morisot by Jean-Dominique Rey is an elegant presentation of Morisot’s finest work…” –THE Magazine Read more From the Inside Flap Berthe Morisot was Fragonard's descendant, Corot's student, Manet's model. But above all, Morisot was the foremost female painter of the impressionist movement and, to quote Apollinaire, ¿one of the most complete artists of her day.¿ Morisot won over the impressionists with her talent and became the first woman of the group, alongside Monet, Degas, Renoir, Pissarro, and Sisley. Likewise, she was heralded by the greatest writers of her time ; in this tribute to Morisot, an anthology of citations from Paul Valéry, Stéphane Mallarmé, and Jean Cocteau offers an intimate portrait of the artist and her work. Morisot's paintings demonstrate how far ahead of her time she was when she created them, pioneering a new style of painting, and yet her work would remain underestimated for more than a century. Featuring previously unpublished correspondence with key members of the impressionist movement, this volume showcases the life and oeuvre of the influential artist and focuses on the important stages in Morisot's career, including her first participation in the Salon de Paris in 1864 at the age of twenty-three, her marriage in 1874 to Eugène, Manet's brother, and the birth of their daughter, Julie Manet, who became the subject of many of Morisot's subsequent paintings. Read more From the Back Cover Berthe Morisot was Fragonard's descendant, Corot's student, Manet's model. But above all, Morisot was the foremost female painter of the impressionist movement and, to quote Apollinaire, ¿one of the most complete artists of her day.¿ Morisot won over the impressionists with her talent and became the first woman of the group, alongside Monet, Degas, Renoir, Pissarro, and Sisley. Likewise, she was heralded by the greatest writers of her time ; in this tribute to Morisot, an anthology of citations from Paul Valéry, Stéphane Mallarmé, and Jean Cocteau offers an intimate portrait of the artist and her work. Morisot's paintings demonstrate how far ahead of her time she was when she created them, pioneering a new style of painting, and yet her work would remain underestimated for more than a century. Featuring previously unpublished correspondence with key members of the impressionist movement, this volume showcases the life and oeuvre of the influential artist and focuses on the important stages in Morisot's career, including her first participation in the Salon de Paris in 1864 at the age of twenty-three, her marriage in 1874 to Eugène, Manet's brother, and the birth of their daughter, Julie Manet, who became the subject of many of Morisot's subsequent paintings. Read more About the Author Jean-Dominique Rey, art historian and writer, has curated numerous exhibitions and published several essays and books including Monet Water Lilies (Flammarion, 2008). Sylvie Patry is Deputy Director for Collections & Exhibitions and Gund Family Chief Curator of the Barnes Foundation. Read more

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I just got home from being in Paris, and one of the highlights of this visit was to see the exhibition of Berthe Morisot at the Musee Marmottan Monet in person. This book was available in the giftshop but only in french and I wanted a copy in english. This is an outstanding book about the artists life as well as a very nice look at her work. I did purchase the catalog book there at the shop and see now its not only available here at Amazon, but for a lesser price! When taking in the euro to dollar conversion buying at Amazon saved me at least 30%, plus I didn't have to haul it back from Paris.Great book that you will enjoy for years. Berthe Morisot is due every bit of attention as she was easily as talented and a master as her contemporaries of Monet, Degas, Renoir, etc. In fact I believe she had a better command of colour in her palette and captured the essence of her subjects with much greater clarity many times than did the other Impressionists of whom I truly love. I hope her work continues to please a larger audience now and in the future.

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