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Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun
by Geneviève Haroche-bouzinac and Laurent Lempereur and Alain Gouessant and Natasha Edwards


Overview - Forty selected masterpieces that examine the career of Marie-Antoinette's official painter and one of the greatest painters of the 18th century, Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun Accompanies shows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (9 February-15 May 2016) and The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (10 June-12 September 2016)Few women artists experienced a career as brilliant as that of Louise Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun.  Read more...

 
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More About Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun by Geneviève Haroche-bouzinac; Laurent Lempereur; Alain Gouessant; Natasha Edwards
 
 
 
Overview
Forty selected masterpieces that examine the career of Marie-Antoinette's official painter and one of the greatest painters of the 18th century, Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun Accompanies shows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (9 February-15 May 2016) and The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (10 June-12 September 2016)Few women artists experienced a career as brilliant as that of Louise Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun. An exceptional woman, Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun was already a renowned portraitist for the nobility at the age of twenty. From 1777, she became the official painter of the queen Marie Antoinette. In 1789, she chose exile and traveled to Italy, Austria and Russia. Invited in major courts of Europe, she acquired an international reputation. Back in France in 1800, then staying in England and Switzerland, Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun did not cease to paint until her death in 1845. Her work counts approximately 900 paintings, including more than 660 portraits.This book presents 40 selected masterpieces from the 130 paintings exhibited at the Grand Palais, Paris, from September 2015, then at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.Genevieve Haroche-Bouzinac is literature professor at the university of Orleans and expert of the 18th century. She has already published Louis Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun, histoire d'un regard (Flammarion, 2011), a biography of the painter."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9782070177820
  • ISBN-10: 2070177823
  • Publisher: Editions Gallimard
  • Publish Date: December 2015
  • Page Count: 64


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