marie antoinette artist

A digital illustration of the infamous French queen, for my mother’s Christmas gift.

Found on my new Redbubble store: http://www.redbubble.com/people/alisadraws/works/24543134-marie-antoinette-rococo-ship-hair?asc=u&ref=recent-owner

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Women Artists of the 18th Century [2/11] - Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Born in Paris in 1755, Madame Lebrun became a member of the Académie de Saint Luc aged nineteen. She is famed for her numerous portraits of Marie Antoinette and the French royal family, including the infamous ’La reine en gaulle’ portrait in 1783. After the French Revolution she worked in Italy, Austria and Russia painting nobility and royalty.

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Oscars 2015 countdown - 22 days

Best Costume Design Winners (2000-present)
[Gladiator, Moulin Rouge!, Chicago, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, The Aviator, Memoirs of a Geisha, Marie Antoinette, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Duchess, The Young Victoria, Alice in Wonderland, The Artist, Anna Karenina, The Great Gatsby]

Fashion films

This is a comprehensive list of fashion films by categories:

1. Documentaries:

  1. Diana Vreeland: The eye has to travel (2011)
  2. Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton (2007)
  3. The September Issue (2009)
  4. Lagerfeld Confidential (2007)
  5. Valentino: the last emperor (2008)
  6. Yves Saint Laurent: L'amour fou (2010)
  7. Bill Cunningham New York (2010)
  8. In Vogue: the editor’s eye (2012)
  9. Fashion Victim: the killing of Gianni Versace (2001)
  10. Notebook on Cities and Clothes (1989)
  11. J.Crew and the Man Who Dressed America (2012)
  12. This is My Dream (2011)
  13. A Man’s Story (2010)
  14. OWN Visionaries: Tom Ford (2011)
  15. Picture me: A model’s diary (2009)
  16. Don’t tell my Booker (2007)

2. Biographic films about designers/fashion icons:

1)     Coco avant Chanel (2009)

2)     Gia (1988)

3)     Factory girl (2006)

4)     Ciao Manhattan (1972)

5)     The bitter tears of Petra von Kant

3. Fashion-themed movies:

1)     Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

2)     Sex and the City 1 & 2

3)     The women (2008)

4)     Fashion (2008)

5)     Funny Face (1957)

6)     Prêt – à – Porter (1994)

7)      Rage (2009)

8)     Point&Shoot (2004)

9)     Garmento (2002)

10)  Mahogany (1975)

11)  Cover Girl (1944)

12)  Blowup (1966)

13)  Girl Model (2011)

4. Movies that generates influential styles/trends:

1)     Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

2)     Clueless (1995)

3)     Nine (2009)

4)     The Antonement (2007)

5)     Legally blonde (2001)

6)     Monte Carlo (2011)

7)     Blade runner (1982)

8)     Grease (1978)

9)     Annie Hall (1977)

10)  American Graffiti (1973)

11)  Working girl (1988)

12)  Flashdance (1983)

13)  Rebel without a Cause (1955)

14)  Bonnie & Clyde (1967)

15)  Zoolander (2001)

5. Movies that won Oscar’s best costume design

1)     The Great Gatsby (2013)

2)     Anna Karenina (2012)

3)     The Artist (2011)

4)     Alice in Wonderland (2010)

5)     The Young Victoria (2009)

6)     The Duchess (2008)

7)     Elizabeth: the golden age (2007)

8)     Marie Antoinette (2006)

9)     Memoirs of Geisha  (2005)

10)  The Aviator (2004)

11)  The lord of the rings: the return of the king (2003)

12)  Chicago (2002)

13)  Moulin Rouge (2001)

14)  Gladiator (2000)

15)  Topsy-Turvy (1999)

16)  Shakespeare in love (1998)

17)  Titanic (1997)

18)  The English Patient (1996)

19)  Restoration (1995)

20)  The adventure of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

21)  The age of Innocence (1993)

22)  Bram Stoker’s Dracula

23)  Bugsy (1991)

24)  Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

25)  Henry V (1989)

26)  Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

27)  The Last Emperor (1987)

28)  A Room with a View (1986)

29)  Ran (1985)

30)  Amadeus (1984)

31)  Fanny and Alexander (1983)

32)  Ghandi (1982)

33)  Chariots of Fire (1981)

34)  Tess (1980)

35)  All that Jazz (1979)

36)  Death on the Nile (1978)

37)  Star Wars (1977)

38)  Fellini’s Casanova (1976)

39)  Barry Lyndon (1975)

40)  The Great Gatsby (1974)

41)  The Sting (1973)

42)  Travels with my Aunt (1972)

43)  Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

44)  Cromwell (1970)

45)  Anne of the thousand days (1969)

46)  Romeo and Juliet (1968)

47)  Camelot (1967)

48)  A man for all seasons (1966 – color)

49)  Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966 – black & white)

50)  Doctor Zhivago (1965 – color)

51)  Darling (1965 – black & white)

52)  My fair lady (1964 – color)

53)  The nights of Iguana (1964 – black & white)

54)  Cleopatra (1963 – Color)

55)  8 ½ (1963 – black & white)

56)  The wonderful world of the Brothers Grimm (1962 – color)

57)  What ever happened to Baby Jane (1962 – black & white)

58)  West Side Story (1961 – color)

59)  La Dolce Vita (1961 – black & white)

60)  Spartacus (1960 – color)

61)  The facts of life (1960 – black & white)

62)  Ben-Hur (1959 – color)

63)  Some like it hot (1959 – black & white)

64)  Gigi (1958)

65)  Les Girls (1957)

66)  The King and I (1956 – color)

67)  The solid Gold Cadillac (1956 – black & white)

68)  Love is a many-splendored thing  (1955 – color)

69)  I’ll cry tomorrow (1955 – black & white)

70)  Gate of Hell (1954 – color)

71)  Sabrina (1954 – black & white)

72)  The robe (1953 – color)

73)  The roman holiday (1953 – black & white)

74)  Moulin Rouge (1952 – color)

75)  The bad and the beautiful (1952 – black & white)

76)  An American in Paris ( 1951 – color)

77)  A place in the sun (1951 – black & white)

78)  Samson and Delilah (1950 – color)

79)  All about Eve (1950 – black & white)

80)  Adventure of Don Juan (1949 – color)

81)  The Heiress (1949 – black & white)

82)  Joan or Arc (1948 - color)

83)  Hamlet (1948 – black & white)

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun
Stuff You Missed in History Class
Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

No starving artist, Vigée Le Brun was the first woman to ever become a court painter in France when she was commissioned to paint Marie Antoinette. She painted royalty and nobility throughout Europe, even as her personal life had its ups and downs.

One of Vigée Le Brun’s self-portraits

Another self-portrait

Mme. du Barry

Marie Antoinette

Marco Calvi-  La Joueuse de tympanon 

acrylic and pencils on paper

In 1784, the whatchmaker Pierre Kintzing and the cabinetmaker David Roentgen,presented at Versailles the Joueuse de Tympanon, an automaton looking like Marie Antoinette. It is said that the automaton’s hair were those of the Queen and that its dress had been created/made with the same fabric of one of Maria Antoinette dresses. The music played by the Joueuse was composed by Christoph Willibald Gluck Allemand; a German composer who was also the Queen’s music teacher. Marie antoinette, who understood the value of such a creation bought it in 1785 and donated it to the accademy of sciences. The Joueuse de tympanon , survived the horrors of the revolution is now in the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Paris yet fully functional.