pelagia sapieha

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Pelagia Sapieha by Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun was a french painter, and is recognized as the most important female painter of the 18th century. Her style is generally considered Rococo and shows interest in the subject of neoclassical painting.

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The painter Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun - 1783

Vigée Le Brun cannot be considered a pure Neoclassist, however, in that she creates mostly portraits in Neoclassical dress rather than the History painting. In her choice of color and style while serving as the portrait painter to Marie Antoinette, Vigée Le Brun is purely Rococo.

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The scandalous painting of Marie Antoinette by Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun - 1783

Marie Antoinette being painted by Louise Élisabeth in the Sofia Coppola’s movie, Marie Antoinette.

This Pelagia’s outfit is an excelent example of a neoclassical painting of her. Can you see the huge greek influence in the dress?


by mara sop