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Berthe Morisot

Data di nascita: 14. Gennaio 1841
Data di morte: 2. Marzo 1895

Berthe Marie Pauline Morisot è stata una pittrice impressionista francese.

Frasi Berthe Morisot

„There is constant sun, good weather all the time, the ocean like a slab of slate - there is nothing less picturesque than this combination.“

—  Berthe Morisot

2 quotes on weather, in a letter to her sister Edma, Summer 1873; as cited in The Correspondence of Berthe Morisot, with her family and friends, Denish Rouart - newly introduced by Kathleen Adler and Tamer Garb; Camden Press London 1986, p. 43
1871 - 1880

„I am keen to earn some money.... beginning to lose all hope... What I see most clearly is that my situation in impossible from every point of view.“

—  Berthe Morisot

quote in her letter to sister Edma, circa 1872/73, after Manet had forgotten to show one of her paintings to art-dealer Durand-Ruel; as cited in The Correspondence of Berthe Morisot, with her family and friends, Denish Rouart - newly introduced by Kathleen Adler and Tamer Garb; Camden Press London 1986, pp. 89-90
1871 - 1880

„Your phrase: 'I am working hard at growing old', is absolutely me. What if you were always to speak in my place..“

—  Berthe Morisot

Quote from her letter to her friend Mallarmé, 14 July 1891; as cited in The Correspondence of Berthe Morisot, ed. Denis Rouart; Camden, London 1986 / Kinston, R. I. Moyer Bell, 1989, p. 160
1881 - 1895

„I have found an honest and excellent man [ Eugène Manet, brother of Edouard Manet ] who, I believe, sincerely loves me. I have entered into the positive life after having lived for a long time in by chimeras.“

—  Berthe Morisot

quote from Berthe's letter to her brother Tiburce, 1875; as cited in The Correspondence of Berthe Morisot, with her family and friends, Denish Rouart - newly introduced by Kathleen Adler and Tamer Garb; Camden Press London 198, pp. 95-96
1871 - 1880

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„Would you do us the great favour, you and Mademoiselle Geneviève, of coming to dine next Thursday? Monet will be there, Renoir also..“

—  Berthe Morisot

short letter of Berthe to Stéphane Mallarmé, c. 1885-86; as cited in Vie de la Mallarmé, Henri Mondor, publisher Gallimard 1941, p. 501
at the Thursday-evening diners were frequently invited Berthe's relations; a. o. Monet, Degas, Renoir, Manet, Mallarmé etc..
1881 - 1895

„Corot spoiled the 'étude' [study] we admired so much when we saw it at his home, by redoing it in the studio.“

—  Berthe Morisot

Quote in a letter to Edma, 1869, in Morisot's Correspondence, p. 32; as cited by Margaret Sehnan in Berthe Morisot, the first lady of Impressionism; Sutton Publishing, 1996 - (ISBN 0 7509 2339 3), p. 86
1860 - 1870

„It seems to me a painting [she is working on] like the one I gave Manet ['The Harbour at Lorient'] could perhaps sell, and that is all I care about.“

—  Berthe Morisot

note about her first painting she started after the battle in Paris, 1870; in The Correspondence of Berthe Morisot with her family and friends', ed. Denis Rouart (transl. Betty W. Hubbard); Camden Press, London, 1986, p. 57
1860 - 1870

„I do not think any man would ever treat a woman as his equal, and it is all I ask because I know my worth.“

—  Berthe Morisot

from a long unpublished notebook of Berthe Morisot, 1890; as cited in Berthe Morisot, Jean-Dominique Rey; translation in English, Flammarion, S.A. (ISBN: 978-2-08-020345-8), Paris, 2010, 2016, p. 14
1881 - 1895

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