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  • Vigee Presentation

    1. 1. Elisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun 1755-1842
    2. 2. -She was born in Paris, France on April 16th, 1755 -When her mother remarried, they moved to Saint-Honoré close to the Palais Royal. During this period Elisabeth benefited by the advice of Gabriel Francois Doyen, Jean Baptiste Greuze, Joseph Vernet and other masters of the period. -By the time she was in her early teens, Elisabeth was painting portraits professionally. Self Portrait, oil on canvas 1781
    3. 3. -Neoclassical painter from France; movement in the arts that draws upon Western classical art and culture. -recognized as the most famous woman painter of the 18th century. -Her style is Rococo: -style from 18th century -originated from decorative arts -consists of delicate colors & curving forms Portrait of Marie Antoinette; oil on canvas 1783
    4. 4. -She was invited to paint portraits of the Queen Marie Antoinette & her family over the years. -Over a course of 6 years, Elisabeth painted over 30 portraits of the Quen & her family. Marie Antoinette; oil on canvas 1783
    5. 5. -During the French Revolution her family & herself had to flee France, so for several years she lived in Italy, Austria and Russia where she was greatly inspired. -She was inspired to try new techniques such as using thin coats of paint to create effects of luminosity & depth.
    6. 6. -During her life time she created over 200 pieces. Self Portrait; oil on canvas 1790
    7. 7. Self Portrait in a Straw Hat; oil on canvas 1782
    8. 8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Élisabeth-Louise_Vigée-Le_Brun http://www.batguano.com/vigee.html http://hal.ucr.edu/~cathy/artists/reg6lb.html http://departments.kings.edu/womens_history/mlevl.html

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