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Happy birthday Berthe Morisot!

Berthe Morisot was an essential figure in the Impressionist movement (a small group of inventive creators who organized independent exhibitions in protest against established art institutions in Paris).
Morisot’s paintings are visual poems.
Staying true to the tenets of impressionism, at first glance, you immediately notice her loose brushstrokes and colors that reflect the hues of nature.
Then, you realize later the absorbing quality of her work. Her paintings are hard to stop thinking about when you leave them.
Why?
Because Morisot had an understanding of women and their experiences that was uncommon for an artist at the time.
She painted women existing in their everyday lives in a way that was not present in the work of her male counterparts.
Rather than simply looking at these women, in Morisot’s work, you take time to think about what it’s like to be them and in their world. | National Gallery of Art


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Gabriele Münter | Expressionist painter

Gabriele Münter (19 February 1877 – 19 May 1962) was a German expressionist painter who was at the forefront of the Munich avant-garde in the early 20th century.
She studied and lived with the painter Wassily Kandinsky and was a founding member of the expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter.

Early life

Münter was born to upper middle-class parents in Berlin on 19 February 1877.
Her family supported her desires to become an artist. Her father died in 1886. She began to draw as a child.
As she was growing up, she had a private tutor. In 1897, at the age of twenty, Münter received artistic training in the Düsseldorf studio of artist Ernst Bosch and later at the Damenschule (Women's School) with artist Willy Spatz.
By the time she was 21 years old, both of her parents had died and she was living at home with no occupation.
In 1898, she decided to take a trip to America with her sister to visit extended family. They stayed in America for more than two years, mainly in the states of Texas, Arkansas, and Missouri; six sketchbooks survive from Münter's period in America, depicting images of people, plants and landscapes.

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Loie Fuller | Modern Dance Pioneer

Loie Fuller, original name Marie Louise Fuller, (born Jan. 15, 1862, Fullersburg [now part of Hinsdale], Ill., U.S.- died Jan. 1, 1928, Paris, France), American dancer who achieved international distinction for her innovations in theatrical lighting, as well as for her invention of the "Serpentine Dance", a striking variation on the popular "skirt dances" of the day.
Fuller made her stage debut in Chicago at the age of four, and over the next quarter century she toured with stock companies, burlesque shows, vaudeville, and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, gave temperance lectures and Shakespearean readings, and appeared in a variety of plays in Chicago and New York City.

Sculpture of modern dance pioneer Loie Fuller at Brookgreen Gardens SC

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Laura Alma-Tadema | Genre painter

Laura Theresa Alma-Tadema -née Epps (1852-1909) was an English painter specialising in domestic and genre scenes of women and children.
Eighteen of her paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy. Her husband, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, was also a painter.

Life

A daughter of Dr. George Napoleon Epps (who was brother of Dr. John Epps), Lady Alma-Tadema had two sisters who were also painters (Emily studied under John Brett, a Pre-Raphaelite, and Ellen under Ford Madox Brown), while Edmund Gosse and a stockbroker called Rowland Hill were her brothers-in-law.
It was at Madox Brown's home that Alma-Tadema first met her in December 1869, when she was aged 17 and he 33. (His first wife had died in May that year.)


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Emily Dickinson | Wild Nights! / O folli notti!

O folli notti! - folli notti!
Se fossi con te,
queste notti folli sarebbero
il nostro sfarzo.

Futili - i venti -
per un cuore in porto!
Via la bussola,
via la carta.


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Fanny Churberg | Düsseldorf school of painting

Fanny Churberg (12 December 1845, in Vaasa - 10 May 1892, in Helsinki) was a Finnish landscape painter.
Her father, Matias Churberg, was a doctor from a family of farmers and her mother Maria was the daughter of the vicar in Liperi parish, Nils Johan Perander. Fanny was the third of seven children.
Four of her siblings died when they were young and so Fanny grew up with her two older brothers Torsten and Waldemar Churberg.
Fanny was proud of her Ostrobothnian family and heritage and was planning along with her brothers on changing the surname to Kuurila according to the family's old estate. They never got around to it though.


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Wisława Szymborska: Contributo alla statistica / A Word on Statistics

Su cento persone:
che ne sanno sempre più degli altri
- cinquantadue;

insicuri a ogni passo
- quasi tutti gli altri;

pronti ad aiutare,
purché la cosa non duri molto
- ben quarantanove;

buoni sempre,
perché non sanno fare altrimenti
- quattro, be’, forse cinque;

Rene Magritte | Golconda, 1953

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Wislawa Szymborska: Nuvole / Clouds

Dovrei essere molto veloce
nel descrivere le nuvole -
già dopo una frazione di secondo
non sono più quelle, stanno diventando altre.

La loro caratteristica è
non ripetersi mai
in forme, sfumature, pose, disposizione.

Non gravate dalla memoria di nulla,
si librano senza sforzo sui fatti.

Claude Monet | The Clouds, 1923-1926 | Musée de l'Orangerie