Saturday, April 21, 2012
Berthe Morisot was born in Bourges, France. In 1841. She married with the Édouard Manet's brother.
She was an impressionist painter and she did many pictures and paints. Some paints went to the Paris Motor Show, because her paints were very beautiful. First, she painted outdoor, in many landscapes and beaches, but then she painted her sister, Edma.
Usually, Berthe painted scenes about ballet and skating on ice. She painted with complementary colours mainly, but not very striking. She usually used thick palette and thick lines.
Also, she used light colours for paint the sun and water of the sea. She painted the water of the sea with many shades of blue and green.
In the picture above, there is a woman. As we can see, the woman's skin is very pale because as I said before, the colours of the picture are not striking, so the rest of the body has natural colours and the tone isn't very bright and striking. The dress has a different tone of blue that normal, it is a dark blue, I think. The fan has many different colours: red, different tones of blue, white, yellow... In the background there are many flowers with different colours, tones... The texture of the image is very different than others impressionists.
Pablo Redondo 1ºD
Links: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berthe_Morisot and http://www.museothyssen.org/microsites/exposiciones/2011/morisot/
Date: 21/4/2012. Saturday.