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Perspectives on Morisot

Edelstein, T. J.; Morisot (artist)

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ISBN 10: 1555950493 / ISBN 13: 9781555950491
Published by Hudson Hills Pr, Manchester, Vermont, U.S.A., 1990
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The resplendent Morisot never looked better. Exhibit catalogue of a show at Mount Holyoke College and the National Gallery of Art in 1990. Our copy is NEW and in MINT / PRISTINE condition, as is the DJ now protected by Mylar covering; price-clipped. Beautiful stuff on this super Impressionist. Bookseller Inventory # 100551

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Title: Perspectives on Morisot

Publisher: Hudson Hills Pr, Manchester, Vermont, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Cloth Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

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Feminist art historians explore many aspects of French Impressionist's life and work.

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While male impressionists painted the dashing life of Paris's boulevards, Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) portrayed women and children of the suburbs. Sexist avant-garde critics of the 1890s praised her ``feminine charm,'' yet today her fluid, contradiction-laden imagery can be read as a proto-feminist reaction to the confines of her bourgeois existence. Ironically, her aggressively ambitious mother encouraged her to earn her living as an artist. New evidence presented here reveals that Morisot's break with the establishment Salon was initially not of her own choice--the Salon jury rejected her paintings even as the ``doubledealing'' refuse was making submissions to the impressionists' Independent showcase. These seven intriguing lectures deal with the ``endless mirror game'' of her ambivalent self-portraits; her modeling for Edouard Manet; how she depicted costume; and her remarkable painting Wet Nurse , ``almost fauve before the fact,'' a microcosm of an industry whose mainstay was ``regarded more as a highly prized milch cow than as a human being.'' Edelstein is director of the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago.

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