Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Cradle by Berthe Morisot

This painting  has the title "Le Berceau" (The Cradle), and it was painted by Berthe Morisot in 1872.  The picture depicts her sister Edma with her newborn baby Blanche.
Yesterday I visited the Marmottan Museum to see the first ever retrospectiv exhibit on the works of Morisot, and even though this particular painting wasn't there (You find it in the Musee d'Orsay, and I saw it just a few days ago), I choose  to show you this one.  It's my favorite among her paintings,  the way it radiates peace, serenity, but also the ever-present worries hidden behind a mother's expression when looking at her child...

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