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Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun: the odyssey of an artist in an age of revolution

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The story of Marie Antoinette’s portraitist, a remarkable woman living in dangerous times
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display_description 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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table_of_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.
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