Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Julie Manet

Julie Manet was born in Paris on 14th November 1878 into a wealthy and cultured milieu at the height of the Impressionist era. Julie Manet was a French painter, model, diarist and art collector.

The beautiful Julie Manet was painted from the first moments she came into the world by her mother, who adored painting children. Both Morisot and her brother-in-law Édouard Manet continued portraying Julie throughout her childhood and early years as a teenager.

The painting ‘Child with Cat Julie Manet’ was her first for Renoir as a model. It was not, however, the only time she sat for him. Renoir painted a portrait of her as a teenager in 1894. Julie Manet appears in several paintings by her mother, the artist Berthe Morisot. She also posed for other Impressionist artists, including her uncle, Édouard Manet.

Julie began writing her memoirs when she was 10 years old, and they were published in 1987 under the title Growing Up with the Impressionists: The Diary of Julie Manet. Her work reveals fascinating stories about her family, as well as about other prominent artists including Alfred Sisley, Edgar Degas and Claude Monet.
Julie Manet
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