Take a look at "The Harbor at Lorient." Berthe Morisot painted this work during a visit to her beloved sister, Edma. She is perched upon the parapet, creating a dynamic diagonal separating sea from sky. Notice Morisot’s use of loose brushstrokes and an almost glowing palette. The picture presents a striking balance between the figure and the landscape.
"The Harbor at Lorient" was much admired by Morisot's contemporaries. The work was included in the 1874 inaugural exhibition organized by the group of painters that would become known as the impressionists.
Berthe Morisot, "The Harbor at Lorient," 1869, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection
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Tickets are still available for this Sunday's event at beaulieuboatjumble.co.uk