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Women, painters, impressionists

Berthe Morisot, Marie Cassatt, Eva Gonzales, Marie Bracquemont, Lilla Cabott Perry, Blanche Hoschedé, are captivating women, often moving, zealous students who have sometimes exceeded their masters, accomplished artists who have become subjects of astonishment, admiration and also misunderstanding on the part of their contemporaries.

Alongside Manet, Degas, Monet, Pissarro, these great travelers or mothers, passionate, devoted to their art will live again on December 15 at the Palais de l'Agriculture in Nice. during a conference punctuated with anecdotes that I will have the pleasure of delivering to the public.

A few selected pieces of the works that I will discuss:

Berthe Morisot. Eugène Manet et Julie dans le jardin de Bougival. 1881. Musée Marmottan Monet
Berthe Morisot. Eugène Manet et Julie dans le jardin de Bougival. 1881. Musée Marmottan Monet

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) married Eugène Manet, brother of Édouard, on December 2, 1874. Their daughter Julie was born in 1879. For several successive summers, between 1881 and 1884, they rented a house in Bougival. One of the initial reasons for this choice was that it allowed them to be close to Édouard when he was being treated in Rueil. Berthe Morisot painted many canvases there, such as studies of flowers, landscapes and even a few portraits.

Mary Cassatt. Femme et jeune fille dans une calèche. 1881. Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Mary Cassatt. Femme et jeune fille dans une calèche. 1881. Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Also in 1881, Mary Cassat (1844-1926) painted this remarkable canvas which represents her sister Lydia, who was to pass away the following year, and a niece of her friend Edgar Degas driving the pony Bichette.

Claude Monet. Neige à Honfleur. 1865. © Musée d’Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt
Eva Gonzales. La modiste - 1882-1883. Art Institute de Chicago

Student and model of Édouard Manet, Eva Gonzalès (1849-1883) was the artist who best expressed the taste for light and quivering touches in her renderings of landscapes and portraits. That of the milliner was Eva's last shipment to the Salon. She died of an embolism five days after Manet, whose death devastated her.


Conférence d'art et d'histoire

15 décembre 2022 - 18h30

Palais de l'agriculture

113, promenade des Anglais

Nice


In his art history lectures, Fabrice Roy combines the past with the present, in a poetic and playful evocation of the French 19th century...



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