Berthe’s daughter, Julie Manet

Throughout her lifetime, Berthe created many paintings of her daughter, Julie Manet. She painted Julie during many periods of her daughter’s life, up until Marisot’s death in 1895. Paintings of Julie sometimes caught her in the act of playing as a child, portraits, and even a painting of her playing violin. Julie herself grew upContinue reading “Berthe’s daughter, Julie Manet”

Morisot’s Importance in the Impressionist Movement

Berthe Morisot, “Woman Impressionist,” Emerges from the Margins. Morisot is a visual poet of womanhood like perhaps no other painter before or since, with a comprehension of female experience that is at least equal in force to the combined delectations of women by her male peers. Peter Schjeldahl

Berthe Morisot’s Early Life and Education

Morisot was born in Bourges, France, into an affluent bourgeois family. Her father, Edmé Tiburce Morisot, was the prefect of the department of Cher. He also studied architecture at École des Beaux Arts. Her mother, Marie-Joséphine-Cornélie Thomas, was the great-niece of Jean-Honoré Fragonard, one of the most prolific Rococo painters of the ancien régime. SheContinue reading “Berthe Morisot’s Early Life and Education”