March 31, 2009

First Impressions #3 - Who's that Girl?


A famous painter once said of her, "This woman's work is exceptional. Too bad she's not a man." She was the subject of many of his paintings, but once she married his brother Eugene she never again sat for him.

In 1864 she exhibited at the esteemed Paris Salon.

Cherchez la femme.

11 comments:

sallymandy said...

Wow, what an expression on her face! I won't hazard a guess as to who she is ('cuz I know you'll tell me soon, Hazel.). :)

I'm glad you got your email thing working so you can comment on my blog now. Thanks! And keep up the good work. I love coming over here to see what surprises you have in store.

best....sallymandy

Bonbon Oiseau said...

hmmm...is it camille pissaro?

Polly said...

Oh I know this one!!! It's Berthe Morisot... isn't it???

willow said...

Yes, I agree with Polly! This is definitely Morisot! I knew this one, too.

Poetikat said...

Interesting. I don't recognize her, but I'm wondering if Kate Bush got the title of that song from the quote?

Kat

The Clever Pup said...

Kat, what Kate Bush song is that?

Senior Pup hid all my Kate Bush casettes!! I haven't seen them for years.

I know Annie Lennox said
Who's that girl, running around with you. Tell me who's that girl etc.

Poetikat said...

CP - "This Woman's Work", of course!

Kat

Poetikat said...

Hang on, why did he hide them. Doesn't he like Kate? Ooh; we'd have never got on then!

Hey! Did you see her when she was at the ROM to promote "The Red Shoes"? I was there! Kev called CFNY and won me tickets.

Kat

The Clever Pup said...

Kat, no the G-Pup thinks she sings too high. Unfortunately I didn't see her at the ROM, that would have been great.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

poor berthe, like camille she was robbed....

unfortunately I seem to have madonna's who's that girl stuck running through my bean...

The Clever Pup said...

Kimy,

For me it was Annie Lennox. "But there's just one thing, I really wanna knowwwwww......"