This is one of those dream pieces of jewelry...just so excited about this piece! This magnificent brooch is hand painted with the image of a famous painting...the 1789 self portrait by portrait painter of Marie Antoinette, Èlisabeth Louise Vigée LeBrun, and her daughter, Jeanne Lucie Louise (the original can be found in the Louvre). As a mama to a beloved daughter (Stella), I can't help but love this painting. And to be truthful, I only found out about this painting when I recently found (and sold) a medal of this image. But swipe to see why I can't help but love it...it reminds me so much of my daughter and I (yes, that's me with dark hair over 10 years ago!). Even what we were wearing in that picture coordinates with what Èlisabeth and her daughter were wearing! Swipe further to see the original painting.
I have some homemade spiked chai chilling in the fridge, chili in the pot, and getting ready to throw together some cornbread but not until I share what I found today. The Czech necklace was an online find. I know I said I wasn't going to buy more bakelite, but I couldn't pass up the green and metal bangle set. The jewelry casket and beautiful cobalt blue glass and metal box will perfectly fit in with my others. And of course another Madame Vigee Lebrun because I have a soft spot for her portraits. We didn't even stop at all of our usual haunts, but I'm a little worn out today. 😥
Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (French, 1755–1842) is one of the finest 18th-century French painters and among the most important of all women artists. She was one of the most technically fluent portraitists of her era, and her pictures are notable for freshness, charm, and sensitivity of presentation. During her career, according to her own account, she painted 900 pictures, including some 600 portraits and about 200 landscapes. Her artistic style is generally considered part of the aftermath of Rococo with elements of an adopted Neoclassical style. Her subject matter and color palette can be classified as Rococo, but her style is aligned with the emergence of Neoclassicism. Vigée Le Brun created a name for herself in Ancien Régime society by serving as the portrait painter to Marie Antoinette. She enjoyed the patronage of European aristocrats, actors, and writers, and was elected to art academies in ten cities.
Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (Fransız 1755-1842), 18. yüzyılın en iyi Fransız ressamlarından biri ve tüm kadın sanatçıların en önemlileri arasındadır. Dönemin teknik açıdan en akıcı portreçisiydi ve resimleri tazeliği, cazibesi ve sunumun duyarlılığıyla dikkat çekmektedir. Kariyeri boyunca, kendi hesabına göre, 600 portresini ve yaklaşık 200 manzarayı içeren 900 resim çizdi. Sanatsal tarzı, genellikle kabul edilmiş bir Neoklasik stilin unsurları ile Rokoko'nun bir parçası olarak kabul edilir. Konusu ve renk paleti, Rokoko olarak sınıflandırılabilir, ancak tarzı Neoklasizm'in ortaya çıkışıyla uyumludur. Vigée Le Brun, Ancien Régime (Eski Rejim) toplumunda Marie Antoinette'e portre ressamlığı yaparak kendine bir isim yarattı. Avrupalı aristokratların, aktörlerin ve yazarların himayesinden yararlandı ve on şehirde sanat akademilerine seçildi. #vigeelebrun#rococo#neoclassicism
I want to tell people the truth, to make them laugh. Otherwise they‘ll kill you.
Truth and reception if female art is a big issue.
Meet Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842), France most accomplished Rococco painter. A women. Longtime neglected and dismissed and disapproved by feminists as My beloved Simone de Beauvoir for Vigées court paintings, somehow called narcissistic and blamed for her „maternité souriante“, Vigée was in fact the most successful and internationally acclaimed French women painter. Her portrait of (the unpopular) Queen Marie Antoinette and her children ist still hanging at Versailles. Vigée defied convention and prejudice ( as she was of lower origin) by talent and hard work. Nevertheless, her work has been largely under recepted.
Le Grand Palais desicated an exhibition of her and showed a collection of Vigée 2015. 〰️
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