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Women Painters Other Than Frida Kahlo

August 14, 2018

Berthe Marie Pauline Morisot, a French painter, is #2 on the list of women painters, often described in 1894 as “les trios grandes dames” of Impressionism alongside Marie Braquemond, and Mary Cassatt. Her first exhibition was in 1864 at the Salon de Paris, which was part of the Académie des beaux-arts. She had a regular show from 1864, on. She was born January 18th, 1841 in Bourges, France, and she worked with her sister, Edma on paintings although women were not allowed to join art institutions, but they got respect for their work.

Bertha and Edma both got a chance to travel to Paris so they would learn work from older artists that came before them. There is such thing as artists who do not draw people, but many do. By the late 1850s, they were studying with Jean-Baptist Camille Corot, to learn the painting of outdoor scenes. In 1868, Henri Fantin-Latour, who introduced her to Edouard Manet, and she also made friends with Edgar Degas and Frédéric Bazille, these friendships made her stop showing her work at the Salon in 1874. She wound up marrying Claude Monet, whose younger brother Eugne was a painter as well. Morisot was into painting many subjects from landscapes, and still lifes, domestic scenes, and portraits. She was ahead for women in her time by practicing the discipline of painting.

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