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 infant, to 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)
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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