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

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ISBN-10: 0300108729

ISBN-13: 9780300108729

Edition: 2005

Authors: Gita May

List price: $40.00
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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…    
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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