Berthe Morisot: Hanging the Laundry Out to Dry Berthe Morisot: Hanging the Laundry Out to Dry September 18, 2016 Spencer Like most impressionist work, Hanging the Laundry out to Dry is an extremely ephemeral picture, largely due to the lack of defined lines in the picture. The perspective of the picture is a very interesting one, as it has the viewer almost at a distance, as if one were looking at the laundry scene from a good distance away. The color palate is a very soft one with lots of muted pastels. There seems to be some kind of city or town on the horizon of the picture, which I found interesting. Overall the picture gives the same kind of gauzy effect that walking through laundry hanging out to dry on clotheslines gives you, which I really liked because I always find it really impressive whenever a painting’s subject reflects the viewer’s response to the painting.