In 1865, Berthe Morisot discovered the painting “Olympia” by Manet. The work was already causing a resounding scandal both inside and outside the world of art due to its unconventional subject matter and daring style. It was the talk of a nation and a dazzling, ambitious statement.
Berthe knew that from that moment on that she would be a painter. She refused the idea that art was reserved for men and imposed herself among them to eventually become their friend.
Everything about Berthe Morisot is daring. She turns painting upside down to give it a soul, a life, and a story. She will eventually meet emerging Impressionist painters and share with them this wonderfully modern style that is making waves all around the globe.
This novel tells the story of one of the most innovative and daring artists of her time and immerses the reader in a museum that comes to life. Berthe Morisot will maintain the course of a professional career outside the official circuits, on the fringe, always in complete independence.