Musée d'Orsay & Flammarion, 2019
“(My ambition) would be limited to wanting to fix something of what is happening. Oh, something! The least I can do. Well, that ambition is still overwhelming! An attitude of Julie, a smile, a flower, a fruit, a tree branch, only one of these things would be enough for me.”
Berthe Morisot, 1891
As a painter of modern life, she will never cease to fix what is ephemeral by nature, fleeting moments of light and movement, and to blur the boundaries, between interior and exterior, private and public, finished or unfinished.
Illustrated with Morisot’s most important paintings, this book allows us to (re)discover the artist in a new light.
Exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay from June 18 to September 22, 2019