Posts Tagged ‘Jacques-Louis David’

Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun

Friday, July 19th, 1991
Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun

Madame Vigee-Lebrun revo­lu­tion­ized the portrait. She despised the powder and stiff clothes that women wore; she let their hair down, and draped them in soft, flowing shawls and painted them looking soft, dreamy, natural, alive. Her paint­ings helped to create a new look, a new style, a new atti­tude to life in pre-revo­lu­tionary Paris.

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Simon Schama’s CITIZENS

Tuesday, March 7th, 1989

CITIZENS, Simon Schama’s wonderful new book about the French Revo­lu­tion, is espe­cially fasci­nating to people who care about Art, because it is in many ways a book about the power of images to trans­form the world.

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