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Vigée Le Brun by Katharine Baetjer
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Vigée Le Brun

by Katharine Baetjer

Other authors: Joseph Baillio (Author 2), Paul Lang (Author 3)

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her art is samey. always the elite, nearly always women who look very similar. but she knows how to make people beautiful, she has innovative ideas for clothing. ( )
  mahallett | Nov 7, 2017 |
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Elisabeth Louise Vi?e Le Brun (1755-1842) was one of the greatest 18th-century French painters and among the most important women artists of all time. Celebrated for her expressive portraits of French royalty and aristocracy, especially of her patron and friend Marie Antoinette, she exemplified artistic success and personal resourcefulness in an age when women were rarely allowed either. Forced to flee France during the Revolution, Le Brun traveled throughout Europe for sixteen years, painting royal and noble sitters in the courts of Naples, Russia, Austria, Poland, and Germany. She returned to France in 1805, under the reign of Emperor Napoleon I, where her artistic career continued to flourish. Alongside 85 of her finest paintings and drawings from international museums and collections, this handsome volume details Vi?e Le Brun's story, portraying a talented and intelligent artist who was able to negotiate a shifting political and geographic landscape. Providing further context for the life of this extraordinary individual, essays by international experts address topics such as her travels in exile and the position of women artists in the Salons.… (more)

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