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a lesson in art history: eva gonzalès 

Lady Mary would have loved the work of French painter Eva Gonzalès. Ms. Gonzalès, the daughter of a writer, was the only “formal” student of Édouard Manet and often sat as his model. Unfortunately, her career was cut short when she died during childbirth at the age of 34. What she was able to accomplish during her short life is quite amazing – I can only imagine the force she would have become in the art world had she lived just a few decades longer. I particularly love women artists – can you tell? :) Above, from top to bottom: Morning Awakening, Roses dans un verre, Secretly, Nounou avec enfant, La Toilette.

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Reader Comments (8)

thank you for the introduction to Eva Gonzales, was not familiar with her work. I can see the Manet influence...lovely

03.5.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Spectacular. I love the floral still life. Thank you for the introduction, Fallon!

03.5.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I love her work! I am such a fan of this period in Art History... The paintings always seem to make life seem so lovely!

03.5.2012 | Unregistered CommenterHannah B.

Thanks for introducing me to a new artist! I particularly love Morning Awakening and La Toilette

03.5.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKit

Her work is just so impossibly lovely!

03.5.2012 | Unregistered CommenterLena

I wasn't familiar with this artist. I love her work and I love learning something. This was fantastic. Thank you

03.5.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlbertina

Wouldn't you love to wake up and look like that. So refreashed, so a peace with the world around you. Her work is beautiful. Thank you

03.6.2012 | Unregistered CommenterRossana

Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing : )

03.11.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

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