SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE FRANKFURT
-- To June 1: "Impressionistinnen: Morisot, Cassatt, Gonzals, Bracquemond." The spotlight is turned on the women painters who belonged to the circle of Impressionists between 1865 and 1895. Indeed, Impressionist subjects -- portraits of mothers, gardens, interiors -- and techniques -- use of white, sketchiness of execution, loose brush strokes -- were often deemed "feminine." Berthe Morisot, Manet's sister-in-law, was praised for her relaxed brushstroke; Mary Cassatt's works reveal the influence of Degas; Eva Gonzals died early, leaving only a limited number of paintings; Marie Bracquemond, reined in by her painter-husband, Flix,Bracquemond produced little work after 1886. About 150 paintings are on display. -- www.schirn-kunsthalle.de