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French Kaleidoscope / Berthe Morisot: A Woman impressionist in a man's world

About this event

French Kaleidoscope: A series of webinars to enrich general knowledge and to discover French arts, by expert guests who are passionate about their subjects. Each session will focus on a specific topic, from gastronomy to photography, including theater and French music.

Berthe Morisot: a Woman impressionist in a man's world

Visual Arts | A talk by Léa Marie | in English

In the early 1860’s, a group of young artists take a step back from academic rules and introduce modern ideas and new techniques in their paintings. During their first exhibition in Paris in 1874, the name Impressionism was given to the movement. While exploring this artistic movement, we will focus on the work of a female artist Berthe Morisot. Major figure of parisian modernity and one of the most innovative artist of the circle, she introduces new aesthetic experimentations in her paintings. Yet, despite her importance, she is less known than other Impressionnists artists, as Monet or Degas for example, all men. How can art history have such a skewed vision of the art scene and how can such major figures have been forgotten during so many years ? Given these observations, we will explore some recent important exhibitions in France dedicated to women artists.

After studying Art History and Museum studies in Sorbonne University and Ecole du Louvre, Léa Marie worked in Rajasthan's Shekhawati palaces. Her interests in heritage preservation and traditional crafts brought her to work along with heritage restorers and architects in this region. During these last 2 years, she has worked with the international relations department in the Ecole du Louvre.




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    Library Fest 2022 Library coordinator @ Network

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    Léa Marie

    After studying Art History and Museum studies in Sorbonne University and Ecole du Louvre, Léa Marie worked in Rajasthan's Shekhawati palace. During these last 2 years, she has worked with the international relations department in the Ecole du Louvre.

Library Fest 2022

An initiative of the librarians of the network of Alliances Françaises in India / Nepal and the French Institute in Jaipur that aims to help people discover and understand French culture. Library Fest 2022 is composed of a series of online activities.