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Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Artwork of the day

Berthe Morisot, The Cradle, 1872

One of the most famous female artists of all time, Berthe Morisot is known as the impressionist who painted the 'domestic' life of the bourgeois women of 19th century Paris. Thus, her work features prominently in the writings of modern feminists like Griselda Pollock.
This painting, now in the Musee d'Orsay of Paris, reflects the life expected of a bourgeois woman and the roles she was expected to play: that of the dutiful wife and loving mother.

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