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Vigée Le Brun: The Queens Painter (2015)

Le fabuleux destin de Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun (original title)
A renowned painter and a free-thinker, Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun is still considered ahead of her time. Follow the artist's adventures over the course of her nearly 90-year life in this captivating docudrama.

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Arnaud Xainte

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Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (memoirs by) (as Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun), Jean-Frédéric Thibault | 1 more credit »
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Stéphane Ronchewski Stéphane Ronchewski ... Narrator (voice)
Xavier Salmon Xavier Salmon ... Self - Directeur du département des Arts graphiques, Musée du Louvre, Paris
Katharine Baetjer Katharine Baetjer ... Self - Curator of the department for European Painters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Joseph Baillio Joseph Baillio ... Self - author of book 'Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun, 1755-1842'
Geneviève Haroche-Bouzinac Geneviève Haroche-Bouzinac ... Self - author of biography 'Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun'
Danièle Bloch Danièle Bloch ... Self - art historian
Juliette Trey Juliette Trey ... Self - Musée du Louvre, Paris
Françoise Pitt-Rivers Françoise Pitt-Rivers ... Self - author of 'Biographie de Madame Vigée-Lebrun' (as Françoise Pitt Rivers)
Gwenola Firmin Gwenola Firmin ... Self - conservator, Musée national des Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon
Jérôme Dorival Jérôme Dorival ... Self - musicologist
Alexandre Stroev Alexandre Stroev ... Self - professor of literature and comparative literature, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3
Marlène Goulard Marlène Goulard ... Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun jeune
Julie Ravix Julie Ravix ... Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun âgée
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Chiara Vergne Chiara Vergne ... Julie Vigée Lebrun
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A renowned painter and a free-thinker, Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun is still considered ahead of her time. Follow the artist's adventures over the course of her nearly 90-year life in this captivating docudrama.

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A remarkably influential 18th century woman's life
28 March 2021 | by MEManganSee all my reviews

This documentary was a very nice overview of the life of this remarkable artist. Not only was she talented with a paintbrush, she apparently had other gifts that made her a successful and resilient woman of her time.

As someone interested in historical re-enactment and who seeks out many of the late 18th century portraits of women, it was fascinating to hear more about Vigée Le Brun's techniques, subjects, and strategies. I was unaware of her influence on the late century fashions and styles that have totally colored my understanding of this period.

It was also a remarkable overview of a crucial period in French history, as we follow her through the complex trajectory of her 87 year life.

A visual treat and a historical gem. Worth your time.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

3 October 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fabulous Life of Elisabeth Vigee Labrun See more »

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