a home from a painting, Paris

The home from the paintings of Berthe Morisot

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I enjoy creating stories, and often think of how this or that character from the past would look like today and presently live. Today my parallel is between my very much favorite French artist Berthe Morisot and a talented photographer Cécile Moliniér from Paris, about whom I learned recently, and whose inspiring work I like so much.

For me, the work of Berthe Morisot is filled with a sense of harmony, comfort and tranquility. Her light, bright and cheerful scenes of daily life, landscapes and still lives are filled with delicate details which are such a pleasure to look at. Doll left on the porch, an overturned basket of flowers, an apple cut in half, a table covered with a white cloth, a little girl reading in a chair … Impressions of simple life are proficiently and ingeniously transferred to the canvas.

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Cottage Interior ( Interior At Jersey). 1886

The warm photography of Cécile are showing life of her family in Paris and in the countryside. Cécile’s daughter is doing homework, a beautiful table ready for dinner, cut flowers from the garden, apple harvest, family recipe book and a cake … Delicate pictures of home, family, interior details are  telling us a story without too many words. These simple and tender moments of everyday life artfully caught on the camera create feeling of home.

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Peonis.1869

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Young woman at the mirror. 1880

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White Flowers in a Bowl.1885

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Little Girl Reading. 1888

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Chrysanthemums. 1885

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Sand pies. 1882

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Still life with a cut apple and a pitcher. 1876

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On the veranda

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These home scenes are so similar that you forget that these women are separated by more than a hundred years. The charm of daily life showed through painting and photography let our imagination complete the artist’s picture and inspire us to create our own happy moments.

All photography are kindly provided by Cécile Molinié. For more inspiration, please visit Cécille’s instagram.

Illustration source: wikipedia

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