The Easel

Always the Model, Never the Artist

A review angry at Morisot’s “erasure” from the Impressionist story. Besides being technically bold, Morisot uniquely celebrated feminine life and domesticity. “She killed the aesthetic in which women had for so long been “immortalized” as art.” Whether Paris’s Musée d’Orsay (which focuses on Impressionism) has worked hard enough to correct this erasure remains unclear. More images are here.