Berthe Morisot (1841 – 1895)
Monday September 16th at 10.30am
Les Amis du NMWA are delighted to offer a very special visit to the major summer show at the Musée d’Orsay, on the day the museum is closed to the general public, by Sylvie Patry general curator, director of conservation and collections at the musée d’Orsay and curator of the exhibition.
A leading Impressionist figure, Berthe Morisot remains to this day less well-known than her friends Monet, Degas and Renoir. Yet she was immediately recognised as one of the group’s most innovative artists.
The exhibition 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.
Photo: En Angleterre (Eugène Manet à l’île de Wight), 1875. Huile sur toile, 38 x 46 cm. Paris, musée Marmottan-Claude Monet, Fondation Denis et Annie Rouart, legs Annie Rouart, 1993, n° inv. 6029. CMR 51 © Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris / the Bridgeman Art Library.