Spiral Notebook Women Painters - Gallery of Portraits

Spiral Notebook Women Painters - Gallery of Portraits

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

This totebag is illustrated with the portraits and the names of women painters including Pauline Auzou, Marie-Guillemine Benoist, Marie-Geneviève Bouliard, Geneviève ...
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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.