45 minutes
6 September 2016
English & French

Women of the Impressionist Movement

“Impressionism is female”. We understand this maxim when we considering the work of Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Eva Gonzalès and Marie Bracquemond, four outstanding artists who developed distinct Impressionist subjects and styles.

The four women knew one another, were present in the contemporary artist circles of Paris and, above all, shared a common fate: they were talented females in an art world ruled by men.

This documentary by Rudij Bergmann, an expert on impressionism, which was filmed in France and the United States, tells the story of these four women, placing their art at the centre of reflection on aesthetic, historical but also social considerations that shaped their lives and work. Set against the backdrop of Paris in the late 19th century, the film reveals a new dimension of this fascinating and revolutionary period of art.

The series Art Lives, from Arthaus Musik, is a series of arresting documentaries about artists and art movements released for the first time on DVD in the English language.


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