Women Artists in the Age of the French Revolution

adelaide_labille_guiard_self_portrait_with_two_pupilsOn November 23, 2010, Laura Auricchio, Assistant Professor of Art History, will give a lecture, “Women Artists in the Age of the French Revolution,” in the French and Francophone Studies program of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. As Professor Auricchio will discuss, Academy members Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun and Adélaïde Labille-Guiard were among the most sought-after portraitists in Paris in the years leading up to the French Revolution, but when the Bastille fell in 1789, everything changed – and not entirely for the better. The revolution that claimed to bring “liberty, equality, and fraternity” to France opened some doors to female artists, but slammed others decidedly shut.

For more information, please follow this link: http://www.wm.edu/as/modernlanguages/events/french/lecture-women-artists-in-the-age-of-the-french-revolution..php



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