‘Too Bad She’s Not A Man’: Exhibition Looks At Women Artists In 19th-Century Paris
By David Hill
Nov 21, 2017
If you want to get a sense of what it was like to be a woman artist in Paris in the 19th century, consider what Édouard Manet once said about the Impressionist painter Berthe Morisot: “This woman’s work is exceptional,” he said. “Too bad she’s not a man.”
Morisot managed to make a name for herself in the male-dominated art world, and today her work is widely known. But many women artists were ignored by critics and historians. Their work is waiting to be rediscovered in a new exhibition at the Denver Art Museum. It’s called, “Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism.” Angelica Daneo, the museum’s curator of painting and sculpture, speaks to Ryan Warner.