This painting, “The Artist’s Daughter” by Berthe Morisot is one of my favorite pieces in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts–for obvious reasons! I like to think they are quilting! Mrs. Morisot was one of the few female Impressionists. This portrait is of the artist’s daughter, Julie.
At first glance, I assumed that the painting depicted a mother teaching her daughter to stitch. After reading more about the painting, HERE we find that Julie is with her Nanny. Seems sad to me that the artist is only an observer in her daughter’s life…What do you think?
For more information about the MIA’s collection, see HERE.
Hope you have family time today!