Berthe Morisot: Shaping Impressionism
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The first major UK exhibition of the trailblazing Impressionist since 1950.
In partnership with the Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, the exhibition brings together around 30 of Morisot’s masterpieces from international collections to reveal the artist as a trailblazer of the movement.
A founding member of the Impressionist group, Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) was known for her swiftly painted glimpses of contemporary life and intimate domestic scenes. She featured prominently in the Impressionist exhibitions and defied social norms to become one of the movement’s most influential figures.
The exhibition also includes artwork by greats such as Reynolds, Gainsborough and Fragonard drawing on new research and previously unpublished archival material from the Musée Marmottan Monet to trace the roots of her inspiration, revealing the ways in which Morisot engaged with 18th century art and culture, while also highlighting the originality of the artistic vision, which ultimately set her apart from her predecessors.
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Extended opening hours
Due to popular demand we're extending our hours of for the final two weekends of this exhibition.
We'll be open 9.30am - 6pm on: Fri 1, Sat 2, Sun 3 & Fri 8, Sat 9 & Sun 10 September.
The accompanying exhibition catalogue draws on new research and previously unpublished archival material to trace the roots of Berthe Morisot's inspiration, revealing the ways in which she engaged with 18th-century art and culture, while also highlighting the originality of her artistic vision.
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Images: Berthe Morisot, Summer's Day, about 1879, Oil on canvas, 45.7 x 75.2 cm. Courtesy National Gallery; Berthe Morisot, Eugène Manet on the Isle of Wight, 1875 © Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris; Berthe Morisot, Woman at her Toilette, 1875-80. Image courtesy of The Art Institute of Chicago, Stickney Fund; Berthe Morisot, At the Ball, 1875 © Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris; Antoine Watteau, Les Plaisirs du bal, c. 1715-17. Courtesy Dulwich Picture Gallery; Thomas Gainsborough, Samuel Linley, 1778, Oil on canvas, 75.8 x 63.5 cm, Dulwich Picture Gallery; Honoré Fragonard, Young Woman, c. 1769 Oil on canvas, 62.9 x 52.7cm, Dulwich Picture Gallery