Vigée Le Brun “Woman Artist in Revolutionary France” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art February 15 – May 15, 2016 provides a look into the royal courts of Europe at a time of great change from the Classic period to the Modern one.
It’s the point of view of a rare woman artist at the end of an age.
About Vigée Le Brun
Vigée Le Brun (French, 1766-1842) was one of the finest eighteenth-century French painters.
The self-taught Le Brun became a portrait painter in an era when women didn’t work as artists. She was Marie Antoinette’s favorite portraitist.
When the French Revolution came (1789-1799), Le Brun fled France and painted aristocrats in the royal courts of Europe.