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

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Yale University Press,
Pub. Date:
c2005.
Language:
English
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 Vigée Le Brun a public and controversial figure, and in 1789 it precipitated her exile. In a Europe torn by strife and revolution, she 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.This gripping biography tells the story of a singularly gifted and high-spirited woman during the revolutionary era and explores the development and significance of her art. The book also recounts the public and private lives of Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, connecting  her with such personalities of her age as Catherine the Great, Napoleon, and Benjamin Franklin, and setting her experiences in the context of contemporary European politics and culture. A generous selection of illustrations, including sixteen of Vigée Le Brun’s portraits presented in full color, completes this exceptional volume.
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780300130003
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID a03a318f-384f-a166-7f81-112be966c170
full_title elisabeth vigée le brun the odyssey of an artist in an age of revolution
author may gita
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-06-24 11:03:23AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1571100276589330432
accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author May, Gita.
author-letter May, Gita.
author2 NetLibrary, Inc.
author2-role NetLibrary, Inc.
author_additional Gita May.
author_display May, Gita
availability_toggle_arlington Available Now, Available Online, Entire Collection
callnumber-a ND553.V5325
callnumber-first N - Fine Arts
callnumber-subject ND - Painting
days_since_added 4192
detailed_location_arlington EBSCOhost
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.
econtent_protection_type_arlington external
econtent_source_arlington EBSCOhost
format_arlington eBook
format_boost 10
format_category_arlington eBook
grouping_category book
id a03a318f-384f-a166-7f81-112be966c170
isbn 9780300130003
item_details external_econtent:ils:.b12984838||EBSCOhost|Online|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|EBSCOhost||http://www.netlibrary.com.library.access.arlingtonva.us/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=187645||Available Online||q||
itype_arlington eCollection
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lexile_code
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_arlington 50
literary_form Other
literary_form_full Other
local_callnumber_arlington Online
local_callnumber_exact_arlington Online
local_callnumber_left_arlington Online
local_days_since_added_arlington 4192
num_holdings 0
oclc (OCoLC)128337325
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills Online, Central Online, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn Online, Local History Online, Plaza Online, Shirlington Online, Westover Online
physical 237 p., 16 p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
popularity 0
primary_isbn 9780300130003
publishDate 2005
publishDateSort 2005
publisher Yale University Press,
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details external_econtent:ils:.b12984838|eBook|eBook||English|Yale University Press,|c2005.|237 p., 16 p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records a, arlington, c, d, g, h, o, p, s, u, v, w
scoping_details_arlington external_econtent:ils:.b12984838||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|true|||
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.
target_audience Other
target_audience_full Other
title Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun the odyssey of an artist in an age of revolution
title_display Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun the odyssey of an artist in an age of revolution
title_full Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun [electronic resource] : the odyssey of an artist in an age of revolution / Gita May
title_short Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun
title_sort elisabeth vigée le brun the odyssey of an artist in an age of revolution
title_sub the odyssey of an artist in an age of revolution