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Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun

Gelesen von James K. White

(4,731 Sterne; 13 Bewertungen)

This memoirs chronicles Madame Vigée Lebrun's childhood and the early discovery of her talent, the fortuitous break that introduced her to the world of "portraiture of the stars," her expeditious flight from France at the height of the French Revolution, her continued success as a portraitist for the various royal houses of Europe, and her ultimate return to France. In this memoirs, Lebrun illustrates how she overcame the prejudices of the art world that prescribed how women painters could practice their art form, as well as the subject matter they could paint. (James K. White) (7 hr 22 min)

Chapters

Prefatory Note & Chp. I: Youth

27:05

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Chp. II: Up the Ladder of Fame

33:56

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Chp. III: Work and Pleasure

32:18

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Chp. IV: Exile

33:14

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Chp. V: Neopolitan Days

21:56

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Chp. VI: Turin and Viena

17:32

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Chp. VII: Saint Petersburg

27:32

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Chp. VIII: Life in Russia

28:24

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Chp. IX: Catherine II.

20:43

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Chp. X: The Emperor Paul

24:40

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Chp. XI: Family Affairs

23:04

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Chp. XII: Moscow

25:33

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Chp. XIII: Good-by to Russia

20:10

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Chp. XIV: Homeward Bound

18:42

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Chp. XV: Old Friends and New

18:46

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Chp. XVI: Unmerry England

20:41

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Chp. XVII: Persons and Places in Britain

16:33

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Chp. XVIII: Bonapartes and Bourbons

31:12

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Bewertungen

A storied life of a woman who painted royalty as she traveled.

(5 Sterne)

I enjoyed the book much more than I thought I would. I was aware of the artist did not realize how far and wide she traveled in order to fulfill her dreams. The reader was excellent..