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Exhibition Catalogue: Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist


Berthe Morisot (1841–1895) was one of the major impressionists, working alongside Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. This is the catalogue for the exhibition appearing at the Barnes Foundation October 21, 2018 - January 14, 2019.

As the only female member of the Impressionist group at its founding exhibition in 1874, Morisot played a major and multifaceted role in the movement, and her works were prized by pioneering collectors. This comprehensive volume examines Morisot's most significant body of works—her figure compositions and portraits—and evaluates her place within the Impressionist canon.

Lush illustrations of Morisot's paintings from throughout her career reveal her daring technical experimentations and her embrace of modern subjects drawn from everyday life. Essays consider the artist in context of her contemporaries, the critical reception of her work, the subjects and settings she chose, and the state of Morisot scholarship today. 

Hardcover, 134 full color illustrations, and 18 black and white illustrations, 11⅝ × 10¼ in., 248 pages. With essays in English by Cindy Kang, Marianne Mathiew, Nicole R. Myers, Sylvie Patry, and Bill Scott. Appendices include a chronology of Morisot's lifetime, exhibition checklist, bibliography and index.

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Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist is organized by the Barnes Foundation, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie. This exhibition will be the first dedicated presentation of Morisot’s work to be held in the US since 1987, the very first solo exhibition of her work to be mounted in Canada, and the first time since 1941 that a French national museum will devote a monographic show to this important painter. The exhibition is co-curated by Sylvie Patry, deputy director for curatorial affairs and collections at the Musée d'Orsay and consulting curator at the Barnes Foundation, and Nicole R. Myers, the Lillian and James H. Clark Curator of European Painting and Sculpture at the Dallas Museum of Art.