A Woman Beyond Her Time: Berthe Morisot

 

Having died unaccredited for her work, impressionist painter Berthe Morisot never achieved the acclaim of other contemporary impressionists such as Monet and Manet. Morisot was a female innovator who defied the norms of her nineteenth century society but, because of her sex, her influential and groundbreaking work was disregarded and lost to time. Thanks to The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, however, Morisot’s work will be recognized in a touring retrospective exhibit that will explore the unique ways she portrayed youth and vulnerability. The exhibit will run through September 23 in Québec before travelling to the United States.

 

Read more on The Washington Post | Image: Berthe Morisot’s “Young Girl With Greyhound”