Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Nine Nineteenth-century Women Painters

A Mother by Elizabeth Nourse
Echo by Ellen Thesleff
From Art Net:
France’s capital city called to artists throughout the 1800s, a beacon of light and culture that drew in  painters and sculptors from around the world its salons and academies. Among them were many women—some familiar names, such as Mary Cassatt (1844–1926), Berthe Morisot (1841–95), and Rosa Bonheur (1822–99), but many others you might not know, their names lost in obscurity.

Esther Bell, who coordinated the exhibition’s presentation at the Clark, told artnet News that “Women Artists in Paris” included “paintings that I had not seen before and that really surprised me in their quality and in their power.” She stressed that: “In many ways this exhibition is about rewriting the history of art to include those names that have fallen away over time… it’s important that our visitors are meeting artists who they have not met before.” (Read more.)

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