The fabulous destiny of Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Marie-Antoinette's painter

The fabulous destiny of Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Marie-Antoinette's painter

Born during the reign of Louis XV and coming from the lower middle class, Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun painted the most famous portraits of Marie Antoinette.

At the Revolution, she travelled the roads of exile, returning under the Empire, and participating in the Restoration and July Monarchy. Feted ...
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Characteristics

Language 1 :
English
Multimedia setting :
NTSC
Sourds et Malentendants :
Yes
Museum :
Grand Palais
EAN :
3453270084930
Reference :
AV600139

Editor

Publication :
Septembre 2015
Author :
Arnaud Xainte
Director :
Arnaud Xainte

The artist

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842)

Vigée Le Brun's self-portraits abound: paintings, pastels and drawings elegantly combine grace and feminine pride. As the Ancien Régime and its fine arts institution came to an end, the artist supplanted most of his portrait competitors. Her desire to overcome the constraints imposed on women artists allows her to develop a very personal technique and aesthetic criteria: she masters the science of colour and invents a whole range of poses and costumes that allow her to bring a great variety to her portraits and improvisations.