Vigée Le Brun: The Queens Painter (TV Movie 2015)

Vigée Le Brun: The Queens Painter (TV Movie 2015)

Released: 2015
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Genre, History
Director: Arnaud Xainte
Starring: Katharine Baetjer, Xavier Salmon, Stéphane Ronchewski, ,
Run time: 94 min
IMDb: 7.6/10
Country: France
Views: 122999

Synopsis

Storyline:
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.
User 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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