Berthe Morisot, Le berceau, en 1872, huile sur toile. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France .©photo musée d'Orsay rmn

A leading Impressionist figure, Berthe Morisot remains to this day less well-known than her peers, Monet, Degas and Renoir. Yet, she was immediately recognised as one of the group’s most innovative artists. Morisot explored themes like the habits of the bourgeoisie, holiday resorts or fashion, and blurred the borders between the intimate and the public, the finished and the unfinished.

She said her paintings attempted to “capture something that passes”. This exhibition traces the exceptional career of a painter who, at odds with the practices of her time and her circle, became a key figure of the Parisian avant-garde movement from the late 1860s until her untimely death in 1895.

June 18 to September 22.
Musée d’Orsay, 1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 40 49 48 14
Closed Mondays.
Full-price ticket is 14 euros.

Related article: Berthe Morisot and Édouard Manet: Painters in Paris

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Sylvia Edwards Davis
Sylvia Edwards Davis is a writer and correspondent based in France with a focus on business and culture. A member of the France Media editorial team, Sylvia scans the cultural landscape to bring you the most relevant highlights on current events, art exhibitions, museums and festivals.