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Vig E Le Brun

Author : Joseph Baillio
ISBN : 9781588395818
Genre : History
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Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755–1842) was one of the finest eighteenth-century french painters and among the most important women artists of all time. Celebrated for her expressive portraits of French royalty and aristocracy, and especially of her patron Marie Antoinette, Vigée Le Brun exemplified success and resourcefulness in an age when women were rarely allowed either. Because of her close association with the queen Vigée Le Brun was forced to flee France during the French Revolution. For twelve years she traveled throughout Europe, painting noble sitters in the courts of Naples, Russia, Austria, and Prussia. She returned to France in 1802, under the reign of Emperor Napoleon I, where her creativity continued unabated. This handsome volume details Vigée Le Brun's story, portraying a talented artist who nimbly negotiated a shifting political and geographic landscape. Essays by international scholars address the ease with which this self-taught artist worked with monarchs, the nobility, court officials and luminaries of arts and letters, many of whom attended her famous salons. The position of women artists in Europe and at the Salons of the period is also explored, as are the challenges faced by Vigée Le Brun during her exile. The ninety paintings and pastels included in this volume attest to Vigée Le Brun's superb sense of color and expression. They include exquisite depictions of counts and countesses, princes and princesses alongside mothers and children, including the artist herself and her beloved daughter, Julie. A chronology of the life of Vigée Le Brun and a map of her travels accompany the text, elucidating the peregrinations of this remarkable, independent painter.
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Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun

Author : Gita May
ISBN : 0300130007
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The foremost woman artist of her age, Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755—1842) exerted her considerable charm to become the friend, and then official portraitist, of Marie Antoinette. Though profitable, this role made Vigée Le Brun a public and controversial figure, and in 1789 it precipitated her exile. In a Europe torn by strife and revolution, she nevertheless managed to thrive as an independent, self-supporting artist, doggedly setting up studios in Rome, Naples, Venice, Milan, Vienna, St. Petersburg, and London. Long overlooked or dismissed, Vigée Le Brun’s portraits now hang in the Louvre, in a room of their own, as well as in all leading art museums of the world. This gripping biography tells the story of a singularly gifted and high-spirited woman during the revolutionary era and explores the development and significance of her art. The book also recounts the public and private lives of Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, connecting her with such personalities of her age as Catherine the Great, Napoleon, and Benjamin Franklin, and setting her experiences in the context of contemporary European politics and culture. A generous selection of illustrations, including sixteen of Vigée Le Brun’s portraits presented in full color, completes this exceptional volume.
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Souvenirs Of Madame Vigee Le Brun Scholar S Choice Edition

Author : Louise-Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun
ISBN : 129394274X
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Souvenirs Of Madame Vigee Le Brun

Author : Louise Vigee Le Brun
ISBN : 1434431185
Genre : Fiction
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Louise Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun (Marie Elisabeth Louise, 1755-1842) was a French painter and the most famous female painter of the 18th century. Her memoirs provide an interesting view of the training of artists at the end of the period dominated by royal academies."
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Souvenirs Of Madame Vig E Le Brun

Author : Louise-Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun
ISBN : 0343759373
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Vig E Le Brun

Author : Haldane MacFall
ISBN : 9783752437621
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Reproduction of the original: Vigée Le Brun by Haldane MacFall
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Marie Antoinette Portraits By Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun

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French painter Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun (1755-1842) painted numerous portraits of the Queen of France Marie Antoinette (1755-1793). Born in Austria, Marie Antoinette was the wife of King of France Louis XVI (1754-1793). K.J. Kelly provides a collection of these portraits online, as well as links to biographical information on Vigee-Lebrun and Marie Antoinette.
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Moments Of Joy Elizabeth Vigee Le Brun

Author : Elisabeth Le Brun
ISBN : 1523369531
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Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun was the daughter of an artist and studied the masterworks of Rubens, Rembrandt, and Van Dyck. In 1783, she was admitted to France's Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture. Before she fled the French Revolution, she made her way painting portraits of the French court, including Marie Antoinette. In exile, she painted the royalty of Naples, Russia, and Great Britain. Unlike most of the great old masters, Vigée Le Brun left a detailed memoir recounting her travels as an independent woman and artist. With a lively wit she describes meeting Catherine the Great, the hazards of painting sessions with live eagles, and sharp observations of daily life in post-revolutionary France and pre-revolutionary Russia. With humor, she observed that the legendary "blackbird pie" became an extraordinary event when live birds encountered lofty powdered wigs. She was aware that in a era with few divorces, there were many duels.Moments of Joy-Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun is generously illustrated with 79 high-quality color plates. This is a readers' edition with quality design, comfortably-sized text, and a format that is easy to hold and use. It is the perfect introduction to this great artist.
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The Exceptional Woman

Author : Mary D. Sheriff
ISBN : 0226752828
Genre : Art
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Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun (1755-1842) was an enormously successful painter, a favorite portraitist of Marie-Antoinette, and one of the few women accepted into the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture. In her role as an artist, she was simultaneously flattered as a charming woman and vilified as monstrously unfeminine. In the Exceptional Woman, Mary D. Sheriff uses Vigee-Lebrun's career to explore the contradictory position of "woman-artist" in the moral, philosophical, professional, and medical debates about women in eighteenth-century France. Central to Sheriff's analysis is one key question: given the cultural norms and social attitudes that regulated a woman's activities, how could Vigee-Lebrun conceive of herself as an artist, and indeed become a successful one, in old-regime France. Paying particular attention to painted and textual self-portraits, Sheriff shows how Vigee-Lebrun's images and memoirs undermined the assumptions about "woman" and the strictures imposed on women. Engaging ancien-regime philosophy as well as modern feminism, psychoanalysis, literary theory, and art criticism, Sheriff's interpretations of Vigee-Lebrun's paintings challenge us to rethink the work of this controversial woman artist.
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Vig E Lebrun 1755 1842

Author : William Henry Helm
ISBN : WISC:89054435409
Genre : Painters
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The Sweetness Of Life

Author : Angelica Goodden
ISBN : UCSD:31822025549551
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Vigee Lebrun 1755 1842

Author : W H. Helm
ISBN : 9785875858680
Genre : History
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Vigee-Lebrun, 1755-1842: her life, works, and friendships : with a catalogue raisonne of the artist's pictures.
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Memoirs Of Madame Vig E Lebrun

Author : Louise-Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun
ISBN : 0526069880
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Category: Biography & Autobiography