Tag Archives: Portrait

Qui a réussi tout seul

Starting on September 23, the Grand Palais in central Paris is hosting an exhibit about one of my favorite artists, Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun. She rose from modest origins to be the official portraitist of Queen Marie-Antoinette. Despite her … Continue reading

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À la perfection

French artist Maurice Quentin de La Tour was born on September 5, 1704. His pastel portraits sparkle with personality. As the premier portraitist of the Enlightenment, his subjects included Voltaire, Rousseau, Madame Pompadour, and Louis XV. His musician father disapproved … Continue reading

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