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Inhaltsangabe: The Sweetness of Life is an account of the l ife and times of Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun, a female ar tist who triumphed over male prejudice to become the favouri te portraitist of Marie-Antoinette. '
From Kirkus Reviews: A scholarly, illuminating biography of one of the 18th century's most successful female portraitists. Although her paintings appear in museums the world over, critics and historians have often given Vige Le Brun short shrift, faulting her for the complaisant quality of her art. Here Goodden, a fellow in French at Oxford University, duly notes this tendency but also makes plain the aesthetic and economic constraints within which the artist had to work. For although she was the daughter of a minor portrait painter and precociously talented as a child, Vige Le Brun was denied any formal art training on the basis of her sex. ``Such institutional prejudice mattered insamuch as life drawing was the basis of historical painting, the highest genre in the pictorial hierarchy, and one to which ambitious women aspired,'' notes Goodden. And so, from the time she first set up her own studiowhen she was just an adolescentVige Le Brun became a painter of portraits, primarily those of French royalty, power brokers, courtiers, and courtesans. For better or worse, she also gained unparalleled access to the royal court and became the chosen portraitist of Marie-Antoinette. Fortunately, her close affiliation with the queen did not doom her to suffer the same grisly fate; she fled Paris in disguise even as the royal family was being forcibly removed from Versailles. Although Le Brun continued to earn a handsome living from the royal migrs who scattered throughout Europe in the wake of the French Revolution, the world she had known disintegrated, and with it her hopes of becoming a painter of history. What she did, though, she did exceptionally well and earned her place as one of only a handful of women admitted to the Acadmie Royale in Paris. Without overemphasizing the rarity of her subject, Goodden balances Vige Le Brun's personal adventurousness and her political conservatism with cool objectivity. (8 pages color, 16 pages b&w illustrations) -- Copyright ©1998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Titel: The Sweetness of Life: A Biography of ...
Verlag: Andre Deutsch
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Buchbeschreibung Andre Deutsch Ltd, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Slight bumping to corners, otherwise very good. Owner's bookplate on front end paper. Weight shown does not include postal packaging. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 001271
Buchbeschreibung Andre Deutsch Ltd, London, 1997. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 8vo. 384 pp. very good in original black cloth gilt, very good in lightly shelfworn, lightly scuffed dustwrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 32195
Buchbeschreibung Andre Deutsch Ltd, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used; Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Buchnummer des Verkäufers CHL2321917
Buchbeschreibung Andre Deutsch, 1999. Buchzustand: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP97059180
Buchbeschreibung Andre Deutsch, 1999. Buchzustand: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP63624215
Buchbeschreibung Andre Deutsch Ltd, London, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 007672
Buchbeschreibung Andre Deutsch, London, 1997. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. HARDBACK IN JACKET 1997. 384 pages with index. Under 800g. Clean and tight. No inscriptions. Flat pages. SOME FOXING TO TOP EDGES OF PAGES. Jacket has a little edge wear but is not torn and is not price-clipped: £19.99. . Jacket is now under clear removable covers. Sent FIRST CLASS RECORDED NEXT WORKING DAY OR SOONER securely boxed in cardboard. ref. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 031711
Buchbeschreibung Andre Deutsch, London, 1997. Hardback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. , 384pp, original buckram in DJ, bright and clean Size: 8vo. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000623
Buchbeschreibung Andre Deutsch, 1999. Buchzustand: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP11641191
Buchbeschreibung Andre Deutsch Ltd, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Book in fine condition. Wrapper in near fine condition. Wear to tips of corners on front board. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-13932580463