Trivium Art HistoryMarie Bracquemond

Pierre Bracquemond painting a bouquet of flowers

Pierre Bracquemond painting a bouquet of flowers, 1887 — Marie Bracquemond

Pierre Bracquemond painting a bouquet of flowers is an Impressionist, Oil on Canvas Painting created by Marie Bracquemond in 1887. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Family, and Flowers. Source

In this sensitive rendering, Marie Bracquemond's son Pierre practices his painting — a still life. Pierre would have been 17 at the time of this painting. Just three years later, Marie would give up painting professionally, a bitter sacrifice motivated by her husband Felix Bracquemond. Felix was also a painter, who Pierre described as growing incresingly bitter over his wife's success with the Salon. In 1919, three years after his mother's death, Pierre would hold a retrospective of his mother's work at the Galerie Bernheim-Jeune. He held no such retrospective for his father. 

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