Marie-Antoinette à la rose Folder

Marie-Antoinette à la rose Folder

Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Lebrun (1755-1842)
Marie Antoinette (1755-1793), Portrait of the queen said "to the rose" (detail) - oil on canvas / H.113; L.87 cm (H.44; L.34 in)

On May 31, 1783, Elisabeth Vigee-Le Brun, protected by the Queen, was received at the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture along ...
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Dimensions :
35 x 25 cm
Artist :
Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842)
Art movements :
18th century, French paintings
Museum :
Musée des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon
Themes :
Portrait, Historical figures
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Original work kept at :
Château de Versailles

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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.