The National Museum of Fine Arts in Quebec will be the first of four institutions in North America and Europe to adopt a retrospective of Bertha Morisot, a representative of Impressionism, a revolutionary 19th century French movement. ExhibitionBerthe Morisot. Woman Impressionist » will collect 50 - 60 paintings and portraits from public and private collections around the world.
This will be the first ever personal exhibition of Bertha Morisot in Canada, the first since 1987 a retrospective in the United States and the first monographic exhibition in the French National Museum for the past almost 80 years. This is the unique path of the artist, which, contrary to the norms and social attitudes of her time, was an important member of the Paris avant-garde from the end of the 1860s until her untimely death in 1895.
The exhibition, organized in both chronological and thematic order, will trace the artistic innovations and the fundamental location of Moriso in impressionism. The show is divided into seven sections: "Becoming", "Paintings in the open air", "Fashion, femininity and Parisian women", "Women at work", "Completed / Unfinished", "Windows and thresholds" and "Her studio".
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog, which is published in two languages - English and French.
The retrospective tour of "Bertha Morisot. Impressionist Woman "will begin at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Quebec (June 21 - September 23, 2018). After this, the paintings will move to the Philadelphia Barnes Foundation (October 21, 2018 - January 14, 2019), then - to the Dallas Museum of Art (February 24 - May 26, 2019). The final stage of the journey will be from June 17 to September 22, 2019 in the Museum of Orsay in Paris.