Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 06:00 PM until 07:30 PM
Griswold House , Ilgenfritz Gallery
Elisabeth Vigee LeBrun: A Touch of Grace
Newport Art Museum76 Bellevue AvenueNewport, RI
Elisabeth Vigee LeBrun was the official painter of Marie Antoinette, whose portrait she painted 30 times. She lived through eight political systems, two revolutions, painted more than 660 portraits, and was visited in her salon by numerous political and artistic intelligentsia of the late 18th century. Although Vigee LeBrun was the first French female painter to be recognized around the world, her struggles echo many of todays women, fighting to find freedom and equality in a male dominated society.
Discussion to follow in the Ilgenfritz Gallery.
A film by Arnaud XainteRunningTime: 90 minutes2015, FranceIn French with English subtitles
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