Tag Archives: Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun

Ce que j’ai lu

I’ve enjoyed some good reads lately that were either in French or that had a francophile angle. Each was a book that I’ve owned for a while. I’m commited to finishing  all my backlog of books before I buy any … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 4

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art – A couple of weeks ago, we headed over to Hartford, Connecticut to the Wadsworth Atheneum. The oldest public art museum in America recently re-opened after a major face-lift. I had wanted to see the fashion … Continue reading

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Qu’ils mangent de la brioche

Let’s get one thing straight from the outset, Marie Antoinette, born November 2, 1755, did NOT say, “Let them eat cake.” Her full name was Maria Antonia Josephina Johanna and she was born an Archduchess of Austria. She was the … Continue reading

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Ici, enfin, je repose

One of my favorite painters, Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, was born today, April 16 in 1755. She was born a stone’s throw from the Louvre in the Palais Royale. Her father was a portrait artist in pastels. He taught Élisabeth … Continue reading

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