Following the traces of a major French Impressionist painter!
 

Following the traces of a major French Impressionist painter!

Attractions to discover, June 18, 2018 2018-06-18
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Berthe Morisot, After Luncheon, 1881. Oil on canvas, 81 x 100 cm. Larry Ellison Collection.
Berthe Morisot, After Luncheon, 1881. Oil on canvas, 81 x 100 cm. Larry Ellison Collection.
The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec presents Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionnist. From June 21 to September 23, 2018, the world premiere of this travelling exhibition will show the exceptional path of this painter who, in opposition to the norms of her time and social background, became an important member of the Parisian avant-garde and of the Impressionist movement.

Many firsts to celebrate!

Organized in partnership by four world-class institutions, this exhibition will make its premiere in Québec City at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. This stop is only the first of a prestigious tour that will then take the exhibition to the Barnes Foundation (Philadelphia, Pennsylvanie), the Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas, Texas) and the Musée d’Orsay (Paris, France). This tour will be the first dedicated presentation of Morisot’s work to be held in the United States 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.

A pioneer of Impressionism

Berthe Morisot, Reading, 1873. Oil on canvas, 46 x 71.8 cm. Cleveland Museum of Art, Hanna Fund, 1950.89
Berthe Morisot, Reading, 1873. Oil on canvas, 46 x 71.8 cm. Cleveland Museum of Art, Hanna Fund, 1950.89

Berthe Morisot was one of the founders of Impressionism in late 1873 and is undisputedly one of the most innovative artists to be part of that movement. Throughout her career, she was praised by critics and her works were coveted by dealers and collectors. She became one of the leaders of the group and contributed to the development of modern art in Paris during the second half of the 19th century. Despite her accomplishments, today she is not as well-known as her colleagues, such as Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. An artist well worth discovering again and again!

Must-see masterpieces

See more than 60 canvasses from public institutions and private collections around the world that highlight the distinct periods and key themes of the artist’s work. As you explore the rooms of the Gérard-Morisset Pavilion, replicating the interiors typical of the era, admire the masterpieces that characterize the elegant and refined work of Berthe Morisot, such as The Cradle (1872), Reading (1873), Woman in Grey Reclining (1875), Eugene Manet on the Isle of Wright (1875) and After luncheon (1881). A delight for the eyes!

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