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Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun [electronic resource] :the odyssey of an artist in an age of revolution / Gita May.

By: May, Gita.
Contributor(s): Vigée-Lebrun, Louise-Elisabeth, 1755-1842.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2005Description: 1 online resource (237 p., 16 p. of plates) : ill. (some col.).ISBN: 9780300130003 (electronic bk.); 0300130007 (electronic bk.); 1281722405; 9781281722409.Subject(s): Vigée-Lebrun, Louise-Elisabeth, 1755-1842 | Portrait painters -- France -- Biography | ART -- History -- General | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Artists, Architects, Photographers | Portrait painters -- France | Electronic books | ხელოვნება-- მხატვრებიGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 759.4 | B Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Early years -- First successes -- Marriage -- Marie-Antoinette's portraitist -- Vigée Le Brun salonnière -- 1789 -- Rome -- Naples, Venice, Milan -- Vienna -- The Russian experience -- Homeward bound -- The English interlude -- Return to imperial France -- An active old age.
Summary: The foremost woman artist of her age, Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842) exerted her considerable charm to become the friend, and then official portraitist, of Marie Antoinette. Though profitable, this role made her a public and controversial figure, and in 1789 it precipitated her exile. In a Europe torn by strife and revolution, this singularly gifted and high-spirited woman nevertheless managed to thrive as an independent, self-supporting artist, doggedly setting up studios in Rome, Naples, Venice, Milan, Vienna, St. Petersburg, and London. Long overlooked or dismissed, Vigée Le Brun's portraits now hang in the Louvre, in a room of their own, as well as in all leading art museums of the world. Illustrations include sixteen of her portraits presented in full color.--From publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-220) and index.

Early years -- First successes -- Marriage -- Marie-Antoinette's portraitist -- Vigée Le Brun salonnière -- 1789 -- Rome -- Naples, Venice, Milan -- Vienna -- The Russian experience -- Homeward bound -- The English interlude -- Return to imperial France -- An active old age.

The foremost woman artist of her age, Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842) exerted her considerable charm to become the friend, and then official portraitist, of Marie Antoinette. Though profitable, this role made her a public and controversial figure, and in 1789 it precipitated her exile. In a Europe torn by strife and revolution, this singularly gifted and high-spirited woman nevertheless managed to thrive as an independent, self-supporting artist, doggedly setting up studios in Rome, Naples, Venice, Milan, Vienna, St. Petersburg, and London. Long overlooked or dismissed, Vigée Le Brun's portraits now hang in the Louvre, in a room of their own, as well as in all leading art museums of the world. Illustrations include sixteen of her portraits presented in full color.--From publisher description.

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