Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (also spelled Vigée-LebrunFrench: [elizabɛt lwiz viʒe ləbʁœ̃]; 16 April 1755 – 30 March 1842),[1] also known as Madame Le Brun, was a prominent French portrait painter of the late 18th century.

Her artistic style is generally considered part of the aftermath of Rococo with elements of an adopted Neoclassical style.[2] Her subject matter and color palette can be classified as Rococo, but her style is aligned with the emergence of Neoclassicism. Vigée Le Brun created a name for herself in Ancien Régime society by serving as the portrait painter to Marie Antoinette. She enjoyed the patronage of European aristocrats, actors, and writers, and was elected to art academies in ten cities.[3]

Vigée Le Brun created some 660 portraits and 200 landscapes.[4] In addition to many works in private collections, her paintings are owned by major museums, such as the LouvreHermitage MuseumNational Gallery in London, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and many other collections in continental Europe and the United States.”

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun.” Wikipedia, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisabeth_Vigeee_Le_Brun. Accessed 19 Sept. 2021.

Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun: Painting royalty, fleeing revolution,
~6 minute biography
via the National Gallery
Marie-Antoinette with the Rose. Painting. 1783. Palace of Versaille.
Elisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

LeBrun at Versailles:

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun was one of the great portrait artists of her day, easily the equal of Quentin de La Tour or Jean Baptiste Greuze. Born into relatively modest circumstances, she firmly established herself in society’s upper crust. After earning the favours of the king and his family, she became the official artist of Queen Marie Antoinette.

The Fabulous Life of Elisabeth Vigee LaBrun: (2018 documentary) trailer:

The Fabulous Life Of Elisabeth Vigee Lebrun – TRAILER

A renowned painter and a free-thinker, Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun is still considered ahead of her time. Follow the artist’s adventures over the course of her nearly 90-year life in this captivating docudrama.

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun – Google Arts & Culture:

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun – Google Arts & Culture

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, also known as Madame Le Brun, was a prominent French portrait painter of the late 18th century.Her artistic style is generally considered part of the aftermath of Rococo with elements of an adopted Neoclassical style.

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