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Elisabeth Vig�e le Brun The Odyssey of an Artist in an Age of Revolution

ISBN-10: 0300108729

ISBN-13: 9780300108729

Edition: 2005

Authors: Gita May

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The foremost woman artist of her age, Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun (1755--1842) exerted her considerable charm to become the friend, and then official portraitist, of Marie Antoinette. Though profitable, this role made Vigee 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, Vigee 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 Vigee 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 Vigee Le Brun's portraits presented in full color, completes this exceptional volume.
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 10/6/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English