Latest update: 02/04/2012
Paris is hosting the first ever French retrospective in France of paintings by impressionist Berthe Morisot. She was one of the only female painters to break through in the male-dominated 19th century. She was a protégée of Edouard Manet and was married to his brother. But Morisot actually influenced Manet - she persuaded him to start painting outdoors, for example.