Magnet Vigée Le Brun - Self-portrait

Magnet Vigée Le Brun - Self-portrait

This magnet is published on the occasion of the exhibition "Women painters, 1780 - 1830 The birth of a battle" at the musée du Luxembourg.

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842)
Self-portrait of the artist painting the portrait of Empress Elizaveta Alexeevna, 1800 - Oil on canvas - 78,5 x 68 cm ...
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Dimensions :
5,4 x 7,9 cm
Artist :
Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842)
Art movements :
19th century, Neo-Classicism, Rococo
Museum :
Musée du Luxembourg
Themes :
Portrait, Women
Material :
Metal alloys
Reference :


Original work kept at :
St Pétersbourg, musée Ermitage

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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.