Berthe Morisot’s unusual brushwork was audacious, even for a French Impressionist. Despite her radically new style of painting, most contemporary critics reviewed her work favorably. But today she is the least-known member of this beloved group of painters. The lady vanished. Where did she go?
As the Prussian Army advanced on Paris, Camille Pissarro packed up his family’s belongings and shuttered their house in Louveciennes, a small town near the capital. It would be safer to move away than to stay. Here is the harrowing story behind his painting “The Conversation, Louveciennes.”