ABC Wednesday – O is for On the Balcony by Berthe Morisot

I only ‘discovered’ Berthe Morisot a couple of years ago, but I really like her paintings, especially this one,  On the Balcony, which is of her sister and niece on a balcony in the Passy suburb of Paris, looking out at the city – shown in the distance. It’s a small painting in oil, 1871 – 1872, now held in the Ittleson Collection in New York.

She was one of the French Impressionists and was married to Edouard Manet’s brother, Eugene. Her paintings are often studies of women, either out of doors, as in this one, or in a domestic setting.

An ABC Wednesday post.

9 thoughts on “ABC Wednesday – O is for On the Balcony by Berthe Morisot

  1. I’ve been resisting getting very interested in art since I’m “into” so many other things and there are only so many hours in the day. However, lately I’ve seen several impressionist paintings like this one that make me want to learn more.

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