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Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

An exceptionnal women, Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun was already a renowned portraitist for the nobility at the age of twenty. From 1777, she became the official painter of the queen Marie Antoinette. In 1789, she chose exile and travelled to Italy, Austria and Russia. Invited in major courts of Europe, she ...
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Characteristics

Number of pages :
48
Dimensions :
12,4 × 17,6 × 1 cm
Artist :
Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842)
Art movements :
18th century, 19th century
Number of illustrations :
44
Museum :
Musée des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon
Theme :
Historical figures
French
EAN :
9782070106660
Size of the book :
Paperback without flap
Reference :
GK196291
English
EAN :
9782070177820
Size of the book :
Paperback without flap
Reference :
GK196334

Editor

Publication :
Septembre 2015
Diffusor :
FLAMMARION SA
Distributor :
FLAMMARION SA

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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.