After lunch

Berthe Morisot • Painting, 1881, 100×81 cm
About the artwork
Alternative titles: After Luncheon
Art form: Painting
Subject and objects: Portrait
Style of art: Impressionism
Technique: Oil
Materials: Canvas
Date of creation: 1881
Size: 100×81 cm
Artwork in selections: 23 selections

Description of the artwork «After lunch»

Picture "After dinner," has become one of the most famous works by Berthe Morisot recently. It is included in all the feminist scenic related, because in 2013 this painting set an auction record. After the rapid trading among the six active participants in the painting was sold for 10, 98 million dollars to an anonymous buyer and was at that time the most expensive work of women artists.

But this piece earned rave reviews much earlier immediately when it was first presented to the public. The seventh exhibition of impressionist artists was held in 1882 and became, in the opinion of the participants, the most "correct" for all 8 years of the rebellion, discord, the birth and development of a unique exhibition adventures. It was the exhibition, participants of which were those artists who adhered to the General views on art, who defended some of the ideas with which it began "impressionism": Monet, Renoir, Pissarro and, of course, Berthe Morisot. By the time each of them acquired particular handwriting and presented the most brilliant creative discovery and acquisition.

Berta was nice and the organization of an exhibition with other artists he did her husband, eugène Manet, sending in letters with a detailed report about what is happening. The artist has presented 9 of their works for this event, including "After dinner" and earned the title of the impressionistic artist all of the Impressionists.

Brushwork by Berthe Morisot is really the most passionate and daring, in whatever impressionistic company, it go – and in his lifetime, exhibitions and the most modern. Long, sharp strokes, which often only referred to figures of people, trees, flowers. Special pearl white color which have a Berthe Morisot has dozens of nuances, shades and degrees of transparency. Deliberate sketch and often just empty, not filled with paint parts of the canvas – she wrote quickly, trying to grab the point.

"After dinner," is a picture painted in the Paris suburb of Bougival, in the house that Eugene and Bertha for several years rented for the summer. It was the most harmonious and happy time in the life of Berthe Morisot – the time to live, to write, to breathe, to love you, not much distinguishing one from the other.

Author: Anna Sidelnikova