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The thing to note here is that Vigee Lebrun s autobiography reads exactly like a book written by an upper class woman from the turn of the 18th century If you re looking for some ripping epic this is not the book for you instead it is almost a social log recording Vigee Lebrun s experiences and relationships She

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extensively about friends and high society admirers and of the scenery and customs of relationships She writes extensively about her friends and high society admirers and of the scenery and customs of 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 I found it fascinating although was hindered just a bit by the translation which seemed to be stilted at times and inaccurate at others With our modern worldview we often assume that all women of previous centuries were downtrodden and uncelebrated This may be true for many but was certainly not the case for Vigee LeBrun She was an incredibly successful portrait artist in 18th century France and fame followed her throughout Europe She was not the only feminine success found within these pages she wasted no opportunity to mention other famous and infamous women of her day pointing out their accomplishments and accolades Among them were other artists authors poets musicians composers actresses and politicians She herself hobnobbed with just about every royal family in Europe and her memoirs were as much about them as they were about herself She also traveled extensively uite the feat for a woman in that time and place or so one would think One reminder that women d After viewing Elizabeth Vigee Lebrun 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 uarantee 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 travel 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 becaus. Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun née Louise Élisabeth Vigée le 16 avril 1755 à Paris et morte dans. ,

Souvenirs de Madame Louise Élisabeth Vigée Lebrun Tomes 12 3Glish customs very odd but ot used to it after a while Finally she returned to France on a permanent basisThere are some interesting tidbits in the book but overall it didn t really hold my interest as some of the content descended into little than celebrity ossip What was interesting was the mention of events from someone who actually lived at the time albeit from someone who viewed the world from a perch of privilegeThere are 18 pages of her works listed at the end of the book and there are several black and white reproductions of her portraitsSelf portrait of Mme Vig e Lebrun and her daughterPortrait of Lady Emma Hamilton Disappointing Vig e Lebrun is cited as one of the most important female PAINTERS OF THE 18TH CENTURY SO of the 18th century so expected her memoir to extensively describe her training techniue and love of art nope This book was nothing than court ossip 75% of the book felt merely like a record of compliments bestowed upon her by various courtiers Despite all of this at least it was an easy book to et through It was interesting too to see what daily life was like for an upper class woman of that time I was hoping the memoir of Marie Antoinette s portrait artist would have one deeper than this Instead of exploring emotions or the tumultuous events of artist would have Gone: The Disappearance of Claudia Lawrence and Her Father's Desperate Search for the Truth gone deeper than this Instead of exploring emotions or the tumultuous events of day or even her painting techniues it was of a journal of social engagements which barely kept me turning the pages hey everybody look it s my profile picture say hi I don t feel this was the best translation as it was hard to read and there were somerammatical errors Having said that I enjoyed reading about the life of this famous artist in her own words 1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts giving me alimpse of life Some 200 Years Ago It S Really Interesting To See 200 years ago It s really interesting to see human nature has been the same for centuries but the way people entertained themselves and treated each other has changed uite 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 Moonrise (Snowfall, good at it and was paid well for her work what a concept Sheot to travel a lot and spent years living in various countries around Europe It s reat to read her descriptions of what life was like in Catherine s Russia and 19th century London Overall a lovely autobiography. Portraitiste de son temps Elle a pu être comparée à uentin de La Tour ou Jean Baptiste Greuze.

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E Lyon went from rags to riches using her beauty to lure men Was Elizabeth Lebrun being loyal to the noble wives that comprised her customer beauty to lure men Was Elizabeth Lebrun being loyal to the noble wives that comprised her customer fabulous that this woman had the power of her talent to lead her through Europe and Russia making enough in fees to live well I loved this bookI must thank The Community Of Volunteers Who Digitized This Book How Wonderful community of volunteers who digitized this book How wonderful can read this book for free I love lebrun I m also certain she was ay 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 Overall very charming She played the networking Hello, Snow! game the way it was played then and she wasood at it so there s a lot of name dropping She threw her lot with the aristocracy and one ets the sense that for her only people with titles are real people A very vivid picture of the era and the manners though A very humane view of the upper classes in the middle of the 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 ueen 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 left behind her husband but took her young daughter with her After that there is hardly any mention of her husband With the amount of work she did she was husband With the amount of work she did she was to support herself financially Her travels first took her to Italy where she visited various cities but she also visited other cities such as Vienna and Prague before leaving for RussiaShe settled in St Petersburg for a considerable period of time where she lived during the reign of both Catherine the Great and the Emperor Paul Once again she uickly established herself as portrait painter to royalty She remained in Russia until after the murder of PaulInitially returning briefly to France she went to live in England for a while She found En. La même ville le 30 mars 1842 est une artiste peintre française considérée comme une rande. ,