Saturday, April 12, 2014

Impressionism (pt. 19)

Berthe Morisot liked to focus more on portraits and interior scenes.  In this painting, The Sisters, two young women who are dressed identically sit on a sofa.  They are almost exactly alike.  They are perhaps at home, and this couch which they're sitting on is maybe in some small antechamber.  They lower their gaze shyly and hold their pose patiently, as if waiting for something.  Morisot liked to paint scenes which she herself saw in her own everyday life.  Quiet, domestic scenes like this painting of The Sisters is typical of her work, since she sought to find the Modernist vision of Realist subject matter within the smaller but probably better known world of home life and private life.

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