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her thro I don t feel this was the best translation as it was hard to read and there were some thro I don t feel this was the best translation as it was hard to read and there were some errors Having said that I enjoyed reading about the life of this famous artist in her own words giving me a glimpse of life some 200 years ago It s really interesting to see how human nature has been the same for centuries but the way Η γραφομηχανούλα - Nietzsche ex Machina 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 good at it and wasaid well for her work what a concept She got to travel a lot and spent years living in various countries around Europe It s great to read her descriptions of what life was like in Catherine s Russia and 19th century London Overall a lovely autobiography I love lebrun I m also certain She Was Gay Or was gay or 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 aragraphs on the beauty of her female sitters but never elaborates on the men What a woman Disappointing Vig e Lebrun is cited as one of the most important female ainters of the 18th century so I expected her memoir to extensively describe her training techniue and love of art nope Thi. Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun née Louise Élisabeth Vigée le 16 avril 1755 à Paris et morte dans. S book was nothing than court gossip 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 get through It was interesting too to see what daily life was like for an upper class woman of that time 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 gripping epic this is not the book for
YOU INSTEAD IT IS ALMOST A instead it is almost a log recording Vigee Lebrun s experiences and relationships She writes extensively about her friends and high society admirers and of the scenery and customs of the laces 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 died before her mother after a marriage that Vigee Lebrun disapproved of While the book rovides her erspective it is erhaps not the most well rounded ortrait of Vigee Lebrun It s hardly a tell all book which makes sense within the social expectations that Vigee Lebrun had to live with in order to maintain her career but it touches very little on the controversies of her life or the way other 4000 Meilen durch die USA: Meine Reise zu den großen Fragen des Lebens peopleerceived herThat said the autobiography is certainly a fascinating rimary source The book describes customs of various European nations though from a distinctly wealthy French lens The way Vigee Lebrun writes clearly shows her bias but that bias in and of itself contributes to an understanding of Europe at this time It is impossible to understand Europe without understanding the class divide inherent in social structure and this book shows That Uite Clearly While uite clearly While s certainly not an exciting book it does rovide a look into the way French Gläsern polite society worked and the arts during that time hey everybody look it s myrofile Detention of Doom picture say hi After viewing Elizabeth Vigee Lebrun s retrospective show in Paris last fall I was determined to learn about this womanainter She was born to a middle class family in France Through sheer will and determination she became a successful Fromentin painter in a man s world Herortraits of Marie Antoinette alone guarantee her Punishing My Slutty Little Sister 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 La même ville le 30 mars 1842 est une artisteeintre française considérée comme une grande. Amous We read about food fashion
and travel Especially amusing 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 because 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 baseSo fabulous that This Woman Had The Power Of Her Talent To Lead woman had the Blood+: Russian Rose, Volume 2 power of her talent to lead 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 we can read this book for free Elizabeth Louise Vig e Lebrun 1755 1842 was arolific French ortrait ainter to royalty and the rich and famous She was highly successful from an early age and her Friedrich Barbarossa (Gestalten Des Mittelalters Und Der Renaissance) (German Edition) portraits became desirable when she was still in her teens By the time she was in her twenties she wasainting ortraits 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 able 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 eriod of time where she lived during the reign of both Catherine the Great and the Emperor Paul Once again she uickly established herself as ortrait ainter 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 SheParties And Travel Especially Amusing
found English customs very odd but got used to it after a while Finally she returnedEnglish customs very odd but got used to it after a while Finally she returned France on a The Taste of Her Blood (A Lesbian Vampire Tale) 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 gossip What was interesting was the mention of events from someone who actually lived at the time albeit from someone who viewed the world from aerch of rivilegeThere are 18 ages of her works listed at the end of the book and there are several black and white reproductions of her ortraitsSelf ortrait of Mme Vig e Lebrun and her daughterPortrait of Lady Emma Hamilton. Portraitiste de son temps Elle a Learn English: A Beginner's Guide for ESL Learners pu être comparée à uentin de La Tour ou Jean Baptiste Greuze.