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She too was revolutionary: Her name is Marie Bracquemond and she made Impressionist pots ... Marie Bracquemond was really good. Her pots were luscious and stirring. Waldemar Januszczak, The Impressionists III: Painting and Revolution: Painting the People, BBC 2011
Marie Bracquemond ... Her paintings intrigue me most: they are deceptively intense and have an edge of loneliness to them. ibid.
Marie Bracquemond was born in 1840. When Marie’s parents moved to Paris, she became interested in painting. Bracquemond became a talented artist and often visited the Louvre. When she was in the Louvre, she met a man named Felix Bracquemond who was also an artist. In 1869, Marie and Felix were married and the next year they had a son, Pierre.
Marie’s paintings included a great deal of colour and women wearing fancy dresses. Marie later joined the artists in the new movement called Impressionism. On the Terrace at Sevres is one of her famous pieces.
Marie’s husband, Felix, was very jealous of her artwork. He became so jealous that he even tried to stop her from doing her artwork. Her son, Pierre, though, was her biggest fan and supporter. Thinkquest Library online
Marie Bracquemond was part of the generation of women Impressionists. She was born in Morlaix and was a student of Ingres. Unlike Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot and Eva Gonzalez, Bracquemond has remained the least known of this group of artists. Whitney Chadwick attributes this to Bracquemond’s misfortune at neither having the economic nor the cultural support for nurturing her artistic abilities. Like Cassatt and Morisot, Bracquemond’s works focus on domestic scenes. Artfortune online
Why is it, then, that only two names come to mind when we discuss female impressionist – Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot. Certainly Eva Gonzales, Edouard Manet’s favorite pupil, stands out as being well above most male Impressionists. The same can be said for Marie Bracquemond. To rephrase the question, why do the names of these two exceptional painting ladies not ring a bell? Art Now and Then online