Sisters by Bertha Morisot

Sisters by Bertha Morisot

The extraordinarily bright artist Bertha Morisot, thanks to her indisputable talent, was able to win the respect and recognition in the purely male environment of the Impressionists. Her paintings bear the imprint of a unique individual style – Morizo was not interested in noisy streets, fast-moving crowds or nudes – purely as a woman, she sought to reproduce a cozy atmosphere, family pastoral, akin to idyll and other calm scenes.

The picture of “Sisters” wonderfully reflects both preferences in the plot plan and special techniques, so to speak, in the performing area: bedding and clean tones, a special love for white, which she “owned” delicately, wide loose strokes, “breathing” space and texture.

The work captured two sisters sitting on a skillfully written couch. The girls are bright representatives of the bourgeoisie, dressed in the fashion of those years: spacious dresses, hair gathered into high hair, decorative ribbons on the necks, a fan in one hand and a heavy ring on the finger of the other. Surely the ladies have small talk, however, the artist showed us them in a moment of pause – the girls deeply thought about their own, as indicated by the somewhat detached view of both heroines.

The picture feels so outlandish for other impressionists, pronounced lyricism and even sentimentalism, sensuality and the breath of youth. But on that, she and the woman, the fine master with the style and vision, and besides the most dear artist today.

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