If the French impressionists were vanguards, Berthe Morisot—the only woman among them—was revolutionary. As a founding member of the impressionists, Morisot was an essential figure in their movement, both financing it and painting some of its exceptional works. As she broke away from the official arts society, her style shifted. But her commitment to soft colors and domestic themes remained consistent. Her paintings are dignified and modest, and she was uncommon among impressionists for her treatment of women as primary subjects. Which makes sense: many of the women featured in these paintings are her sister, mother, daughter, or nieces. The twelve paintings in this calendar showcase her vision of the world as a quiet, rosy place.
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