Making An Impression

Male artists like Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Claude Monet are synonymous with the Impressionist art movement. But have you heard of Berthe Morisot?

The first Impressionist exhibition in 1874 included a sole female artist by the name of Berthe Morisot. Morisot became a leading figure of the Impressionist art movement and enjoyed critical acclaim during her life. She tended to depict women and children in domestic scenes. The Cradle (1872) is arguably her most famous painting.

Mrs Rene Merritt, SGCS Visual Arts Teacher, has been teaching our Year 6 students about Impressionism by focussing on the works and life of Berthe Morisot. The students completed their fascinating studies by painting a still life in the Impressionist style.