Monday, January 14, 2013

Happy Birthday, Berthe Morisot

     Today is Berthe Morisot's birthday.  She was born on January 14, 1841.  One of the few women who consistently exhibited with the Impressionists, Morisot "lived her paintings and painted her life."  She is one of my favorite artists; and Reading is one of my favorite paintings.

The Green Parasol (L'Ombrelle Verte) or Reading (La Lecture), 1873

      "For paradise in the world to come is uncertain, but there is indeed a heaven on earth, a heaven which we inhabit when we read a good book." 
                --Christopher Morley, The Haunted Bookshop

     To see more of Morisot's amazing pastels, watercolors, and oils, visit


  1. Thanks for spotlighting this wonderful artist. I love this painting!

  2. What a beautiful painting. Morisot was as accomplished if not as well known as her male counterparts. Thanks for sharing!