Berthe Morisot Artist

By: Gabby

Berthe Morisot .....Gabby     Berthe Morisot was an artist who was born January 14, 1841. She was a painter involved with a group of artists in Paris who later became known as the Impressionists. As a child she was involved in all types of art, and when she was old enough she decided to take on this as a career. Her first appearance was at the age of 23 in the Salon de Paris, she went there regularly until 1873, the year before her involvement with the Impressionist movement. She would get her inspiration for her painting through her life experiences.

In 1868 she became friends with a man named Edouard Manet, a French painter, one of the head members in the Impressionist group. Later on Berthe married Manet’s younger brother.

Edouard was later the reason that Morisot began to attempt plein air painting. Everything that she created corresponded with what she was going through in her time period. Her husband died in 1892. Even after his death, Berthe Morisot kept on painting, it was something she loved and about which she was passionate.

She was an incredible artist, sadly however, she died of pneumonia that she contracted from her baby daughter on March 2, 1895. Although she might not have been a Christian, her artwork reflected the beauty of life. She could tell that what she saw around her was something she should portray to her audience. As it says in Romans 1:20 “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”