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Tom Gurney BSc (Hons) is an art history expert with over 20 years experience
Published on June 19, 2020 / Updated on October 14, 2023
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Girl in a boat, with geese, is an oil painting on canvas vividly showing a lady rowing a boat and geese standing on the edge of the river. As a goose is concentrating on finding something to eat, the other three seem to be impressed by the girl in the boat.

They look curious. There is a forest on the other side of the river and several trees on another. Notably, there is a bunch of different kind of flowers. Since Berthe painted based on observation, this art could be as a result of visiting a rain forest or something she saw in the media. The art looks like she used minimum efforts to brush through the canvas. The brushstrokes look petal-like light. She makes the artwork have a feminine charm. Typically, this petal-like touch and look was Berthe's technique. It is also clear that the artist avoided putting edges on this art, and that encourages spontaneity.

This art is one of the best works of impressionist Berthe Morisot. Her work is surprisingly iconic because she avoided nude figures and urban scenes. She instead concentrated on real-life experiences depicting boating, landscaping, portraits of families, and more. Berthe started painting from an early age. However, she felt her work was not attractive and therefore destroyed it. She, however, took painting classes from Geoffrey Chocarne and Guichard, who suggested to her to follow Oudinot, Mary Cassatt, Renoir and Corot. She learnt various painting techniques from the four and others, too, and utilised knowledge acquired. She, therefore, graduated from being a water-colourist to impressionist. Another person who could have inspired Berthe is her husband, Eugene Manet, who was also an oil painter.

Berthe has inspired both male and female artists. However, she has great significance towards women because she went beyond measures to take her career higher amongst men. Moreover, she was once the highest-earning artist of her time. Girl in a Boat, with Geese by Berthe Morisot, is not the only art Morisot painted. She has several others, including a baby in the cradle with the mother watching it sleep. Her work comparatively sells well as illustrated by the amount of money she collected in the past by selling young woman with mirror, on the lawn, and after lunch that sold the predicted price thrice.