Berthe Morisot Paperback – 21 Sep 1995
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From the Back Cover
The book considers her work in the context of the artistic debates of the time, particularly arguments about the degree of finish required for a painting and the appropriateness of modern life subject-matter.
About the Author
Kathleen Adler is an independent writer and critic.
Tamar Garb is a professor in the Art History department, University College, London.
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As if this were not enough, she was, as a woman, constantly damned with patronising praise by her (male) painterly contemporaries, a tendency which lazy, unthinking curators repeat to this day. What this book by Kathleen Adler and Tamar Garb does is ruthlessly cut through the fog of condescending 'appreciation' and expose it for it is: the relegation of a great woman painter to 'feminine' immanence.
This is not just a book about art, and Morisot's in particular, although I fancy it will greatly please Morisot lovers: the colour reproductions are very well-chosen. But readers who are interested in how women's accomplishments have been smothered or erased will also find this book of interest.
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Berthe Morisot: I will never know enough about Her or Her Compatriots of the same time. I of course am Sad that most teachers never emphasize the study of the relatives of artist. To know she had a daughter and to know so much of the daughter by Her paintings is wondeful! The delicacy, the hardship of being a woman. Even a woman with means and to know how close the sounds of War came. There is so much more to learn. I love the style of this book. The wonderful large plates. It did not skimp on insights from fellow artist of Berthe. I long for more.