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shows that ite clearly While it s certainly not an exciting book it does provide that ite clearly While it s certainly not an exciting book it does provide look into the way French polite society worked and the arts during that time Disappointing Vig e Lebrun is cited as one of the most important female painters of the 18th century so I expected "HER MEMOIR TO EXTENSIVELY DESCRIBE HER TRAINING TECHNIUE AND "memoir to extensively describe her training techniue and of art nope This book
nothing than court gossip 75% of the book felt merely like record of compliments bestowed pon her by various courtiers Despite all of this at least it was an easy book to get through It was interesting too to see what daily life was like for an pper class woman of that time I love lebrun I m also certain she was gay or bisexual She explains how she wasn t attracted to her husband at all and that she was doubting their wedding and when it comes to sitters she laments for paragraphs on the beauty of her female sitters but never elaborates on the men What a woman I don t feel this was the best translation as it was hard to read and there were some grammatical errors Having said that I enjoyed reading about the life of this famous artist in her own words giving me a glimpse of life some 200 years ago It s really interesting to see how human nature has been the same for centuries but the way people entertained themselves and treated each other has changed ite a bitMadame Lebrun enjoyed independence in a time when most women had very few options She loved what she did for a living was very good at it and was paid well for her work what a concept She got to travel a lot and spent years living in various countries around Europe It s great to read her descriptions of what life was like in Catherine s Russia and 19th century London Overall a lovely autobiograph. Portraitiste de son temps Elle a pu être comparée à entin de La Tour ou Jean Baptiste Greuze. L Especially amusing are her comments about the other women of the time For example Lebrun savages Emma Lyon mistress of Lord Nelson I had to ask myself why Is it because Lyon "WENT FROM RAGS TO RICHES USING "from rags to riches sing beauty to lure men Was Elizabeth Lebrun being loyal to the noble wives that comprised her customer baseSo fabulo hey everybody look it s my profile picture say hi The thing to note here is that Vigee Lebrun s autobiography exactly like a book written by an pper class from the turn of the 18th century If you re looking for some gripping epic this is not the book for you instead it is almost a social log recording Vigee Lebrun s experiences and relationships She writes extensively about her friends and high society admirers and of the scenery and customs of the places she traveled to She writes very little about her husband with whom she had a distinctly troubled relationship or about her daughter whom she adored and who died before her mother after a marriage that Vigee Lebrun disapproved of While the book provides her perspective it is perhaps not the most well rounded portrait of Vigee Lebrun It s hardly a tell all book which makes sense within the social expectations that Vigee Lebrun had to live with in order to maintain her career but it touches very little on the controversies of her life or the way other people perceived herThat said the autobiography is certainly a fascinating primary source The book describes customs of various European nations though from a distinctly wealthy French lens The way Vigee Lebrun writes clearly shows her bias but that bias in and of itself contributes to an nderstanding of Europe at this time It is impossible to Restoration understand Europe withoutnderstanding the class divide inherent in socia. La même ville le 30 mars 1842 est The Vanished (Roswell High, une artiste peintre française considérée commene grande. I found it fascinating although was hindered just a bit by the translation which seemed to be stilted at times I was hoping the memoir of Marie Antoinette s portrait artist would have gone deeper than this Instead of exploring emotions or the tumultuous events of her day or even her painting techniues it was of a journal of social engagements which barely kept me turning the pages Overall very charming She played the networking game the way it was played then and she was good at it so there s a lot of name dropping She threw her lot with the aristocracy and
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One Gets The Sense That gets the sense that her only people with titles are real people A very vivid picture of the era and the manners though A very humane view of pper classes in the middle of seismic changes of the French Revolution Elizabeth Louise Vig e Lebrun 1755 1842 was a prolific French portrait painter to royalty and the rich and famous She was highly successful from an early age and her portraits became desirable when she was still in her teens By the time she was in her twenties she was painting portraits for een Marie Antoinette However we all know what happened to the latter but
fortunately Mme Lebrun she was by now married managed to escape from France She le After viewing Elizabeth Vigee Mme Lebrun she was by now married managed to escape from France She le After viewing Elizabeth Vigee s retrospective show in Paris last fall I was determined to learn about this woman painter She was born to a middle class family in France Through sheer will and determination she became a successful painter in a man s world Her portraits of Marie Antoinette alone guarantee her place in historyLebrun s memoirs are delicious She describes life in a breezy chatty way with an eye toward telling the reader about the secrets of the rich and famous We read about food fashion parties and trave. Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun née Louise Élisabeth Vigée le 16 avril 1755 à Paris et morte dans.
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