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April 22, 2017 4:00 PM   Subscribe

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun: "A Delayed Tribute to a French Trailblazer" [NYT]; exhibition trailer; 8 minutes at the exhibition; web gallery of exhibition objects; audio tour / slideshow; and the Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun.

posted by Wobbuffet (4 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Great post! I've been a fan of hers since my teen years.
posted by JanetLand at 5:45 PM on April 22, 2017 [1 favorite]

This is all fascinating stuff, Wobbuffet, many thanks for the post. I’ve particularly enjoyed dipping into her Memoirs - her characterisation of Lady Hamilton as ‘a Frivolous Flirt Fond of Beer’ for example; and her meeting with Catherine the Great, etc., etc.
posted by misteraitch at 7:37 AM on April 23, 2017 [1 favorite]

This is a really interesting and well-put-together post. Thanks!
posted by Azara at 9:32 AM on April 23, 2017 [1 favorite]

I've been meaning to find out more about Vigée-Lebrun for ages, only knew her Marie Antoinette portraits, had no idea what she did after leaving France or that she wrote a memoir - which is all to say thank you very much for this post Wobbuffet. Loved the slideshow and audio tour, looking forward to reading more of her memoir and exploring your other links.
posted by valetta at 12:31 AM on April 24, 2017 [1 favorite]

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