Discover Manet & Eva Gonzalès

Edouard Manet, Portrait of Eva Gonzalès, 1869-70. National Gallery, London

“Eva Gonzalès (1847–1883), the daughter of a prominent writer, entered Manet’s studio in 1869, at the age of 22. This exhibition is a chance to find out more about her; her relationship with Manet, a figurehead for the Impressionist generation, her own work, and what her experience as a woman artist in 19th-century Paris might have been. The exhibition also sets the portrait of Eva Gonzalès in a broader context by including self portraits made by women from the 18th to early 20th centuries, comparing and contrasting them with portraits painted of them by their male fellow artists and teachers. These include paintings by Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755–1842), Angelica Kauffmann (1741–1807), Berthe Morisot (1841–1895), Alfred Stevens (1823–1906), and Laura Knight (1877–1970), among others.”

The National Gallery, London

Thanks for Visiting 🙂


11 Comments Add yours

  1. Good morning, Thank you very. much for this post. Because of this post, I will go to the National Gallery to see the exhibition ..It looks to be very interesting. Janet 🙂

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    1. Good morning, Janet. How wonderful! I hope you tell us all about it on your blog! 🙂

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  2. sienablue says:

    I can’t imagine painting while wearing such a lovely white dress!

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  3. Ashley says:

    What a wonderful post and video! Thank you! 🌹🙋‍♂️

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    1. My pleasure, Ashley! I am so pleased you enjoyed this. 🙂

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  4. One of my favorite paintings by Manet.

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