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By Gita May

The ultimate girl artist of her age, Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755—1842) exerted her significant allure to develop into the pal, after which legitimate portraitist, of Marie Antoinette. although ecocnomic, this position made Vigée Le Brun a public and debatable determine, and in 1789 it caused her exile. In a Europe torn by means of strife and revolution, she however controlled to thrive as an autonomous, self-supporting artist, doggedly establishing studios in Rome, Naples, Venice, Milan, Vienna, St. Petersburg, and London. lengthy neglected or brushed off, Vigée Le Brun’s snap shots now cling within the Louvre, in a room in their personal, in addition to in all major artwork museums of the world.

This gripping biography tells the tale of a singularly proficient and high-spirited lady through the progressive period and explores the advance and value of her artwork. The publication additionally recounts the private and non-private lives of Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, connecting  her with such personalities of her age as Catherine the good, Napoleon, and Benjamin Franklin, and environment her stories within the context of latest eu politics and tradition. A beneficiant choice of illustrations, together with 16 of Vigée Le Brun’s pictures offered in complete colour, completes this extraordinary volume.

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