domingo, 26 de abril de 2009

Women artists

Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun (16 April 1755 - 30 March 1842)With these two examples you can imagine she was a succesful painter, but she wasn't accepted at the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture with the excuse that her husband was an Art-Dealer. Well, there are always excuses. King Louis XVI ordered the Académie to accept her. And so she was. the first is a portrait of the Queen of France Marie-Antoinette and her three children, all of them died some years later. The second is a self-portrait of Élisabeth. It seems that she produced a total of nearly 860 paintings that you can see in some important Museums in France, Russia, etc.

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