Le Berceau

Le Berceau (“The Cradle”) — Berthe Morisot, 1872

Impressionists counted a few women in their ranks, including Morisot who seemed to mostly focus on the private lives of upper-middle-class women. This painting shows her own sister, Edma Pontillon, watching over her newborn daughter. It’s a super intimate moment that I don’t think a male artist could have properly captured, even if he’d been around to witness it.

15 May 2022

  • Camera: ILCE-7M3
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • Focal length: 61mm
  • ISO: 1000
  • Shutter: 1/80 s

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