Women, Art and Society Descriptive Essay by Peter Pen

Women, Art and Society
A description of the Impressionist painting "The Pink Dress" by Berthe Morisot.
# 100823 | 2,986 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2008
Published on Feb 07, 2008 in Art (Artists) , Art (History) , Art (Painting) , Women Studies (Women and Society)

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The writer conveys his/her personal response to the viewing of "The Pink Dress" by Berthe Morisot. The writer describes in detail this beautiful painting that is typical of all Impressionist characteristics. The writer discusses its placement and display, Morisot's life, the Impressionist movement in general, and the history and composition of the piece.

From the Paper:

"In the Metropolitan Museum of Art The Pink Dress is located in the Nineteenth-Century European Painting and Sculpture Collection, on the second floor. The main part of this collection contains European paintings, mostly French, spanning from the Romantic to the Post-Impressionist era. The Pink Dress is one of many paintings displayed among these walls, separated into several gallery rooms. In the particular room where the painting is located, all the walls are wood paneled and painted sage green, the wood planks and wood-grain are visible through the paint. Additionally, wide wood molding along the floor and entryways, and a waist-high chair rail, painted sage green, characterize the room, which has high ceilings."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Adler, Kathleen, and Tamar Garb. Berthe Morisot. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1987.
  • "Berthe Morisot." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 26 Apr 2007, 00:07 UTC. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 2 May 2007 <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Berthe_Morisot&oldid=125991481>.
  • Biebrich, Janice. "Process." Who Fits the ISM?. July 2003. Ecole Salisbury Morse Place School. 2 May 2007 <http://members.shaw.ca/rjbiebrich7/WebQuest/process.htm>.
  • Edelstein, T.J., and Kathleen Adler. Perspectives on Morisot. New York: Hudson Mills Press, 1990.
  • Francina, Francis, Nigel Blake, Briony Fer, Tamar Garb, and Charles Harrison. Modernity and Moderism: French Painting in the Nineteenth Century. Yale University Press, 1993.

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