Checkout | 12. May 2022

Get Closer

Of course, you know this woman. Maybe not her exact name, but her face. You have maybe even visited her world famous portrait at its home, la Musée d´Orsay in Paris. Because it is one of Édouard Manet´s most popular paintings - and in the words of French newspaper Liberation "The Mona Lisa of the 19.Century" " - capturing his friend and later sister in law, Berthe Morisot.

The thing is: Morisot was as talented as the man who painted her.

Becoming one of the first modern painters, pathing the way into a new century. But as a woman - excluded from art schools and patronages - she foremost stayed Manéts favorite model, he went on painting her again and again over the years.

Never before have I learnt about art as entertainingly and effectively as with the online close-read-section of the New York Times.

Check it out with her example based on that very picture above - Eugène Manet on the Isle of Wight, 1875. Found in the collection of Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris - read, learn and have fun!

You prefer photography? Fine! Go and find out more about Swiss American artist Robert Frank.

And there is so much more. A team of journalists and historians put together the interactive format on a regular basis, I strictly recommend these features to schools and famliy homes!