Arts Everyday Living: Impressionist Morisot & the Art of the Home–Are You Ready for Lunch?



Berthe Morisot, like her fellow Impressionist Mary Cassatt, depicts numerous domestic scenes populated with family (including her own daughter Julie), friends and servants. Through these portrayals, the artist offers us an intimate view of a pleasant and comfortable world: from her sister gazing at her new-born infantto her daughter watching her nanny sewing, to a maid preparing the family meal who greets us in the National Gallery of Art painting just below.

Title: In the Dining Room

Artist: Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)


Berthe Morisot, In the Dining Room, 1886, oil on canvas, Chester Dale Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Discover more of Berthe Morisot’s works of art by googling:

The Cradle, 1872, Musee D’Orsay, Paris

Woman at Her Toilette, c. 1875-1880, Art Institute of Chicago

Reading, 1873, Cleveland Museum of Art

The Artist’s Daughter with Her Nanny, c. 1884, Minneapolis Museum of Art



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