Adelaide Labille-Guiard - Artist in the Age of Revolution
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Adelaide Labille-Guiard - Artist in the Age of Revolution

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This book features a fascinating exploration of the life and works of one of Revolutionary France's most significant female artists. Adelaide Labille-Guiard (1749-1803) was a remarkable portraitist and painter, she was also one of the very few women ever granted membership to the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture. So highly regarded was she that her work was sought out by such diverse figures as the aunts of Louis XVI and the future American President Thomas Jefferson. Yet, unlike her contemporary and fellow Academy member, Elisabeth-Louise Vigee-Le Brun, Labille-Guiard remained in France during the Revolution and participated in the reinvention of the country, its art, and its women. Tracing the fascinating story of her rise and fall in the context of her tumultuous times, this superbly illustrated volume fills a major gap in the exploration of art during the French Revolution.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 204 x 243 x 14mm | 620g
  • Getty Publications
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • English
  • 46 full-colour & 30 b&w illustrations
  • 089236954X
  • 9780892369546
  • 785,916

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"A beautifully produced monograph. . . . Auricchio guides us securely through current theories and compellingly narrates the political events."--Apollo "During the Revolution [Labille-Guiard] cast her lot with neither party, which helped her to survive but caused her to fall between the cracks of history. This book, the first in English on its subject, restores her to her proper place."--Art & Antiques "This concise study, written in lucid prose, offers a detailed biography and close analyses of the most important works."--The Art Book "At last, Labille-Guiard receives her fair account in the history of women artists."--HerStoria Magazine A beautifully produced monograph. . . . Auricchio guides us securely through current theories and compellingly narrates the political events. Apollo



" During the Revolution [Labille-Guiard] cast her lot with neither party, which helped her to survive but caused her to fall between the cracks of history. This book, the first in English on its subject, restores her to her proper place. Art & Antiques



" This concise study, written in lucid prose, offers a detailed biography and close analyses of the most important works. The Art Book

" At last, Labille-Guiard receives her fair account in the history of women artists. HerStoria Magazine



" A beautifully produced monograph. . . . Auricchio guides us securely through current theories and compellingly narrates the political events. "Apollo"

""" During the Revolution [Labille-Guiard] cast her lot with neither party, which helped her to survive but caused her to fall between the cracks of history. This book, the first in English on its subject, restores her to her proper place. "Art & Antiques"

""" At last, Labille-Guiard receives her fair account in the history of women artists. "HerStoria Magazine"

""" This concise study, written in lucid prose, offers a detailed biography and close analyses of the most important works. "The Art Book"" "At last, Labille-Guiard receives her fair account in the history of women artists."--"HerStoria Magazine""" "During the Revolution [Labille-Guiard] cast her lot with neither party, which helped her to survive but caused her to fall between the cracks of history. This book, the first in English on its subject, restores her to her proper place."--"Art & Antiques""" "This concise study, written in lucid prose, offers a detailed biography and close analyses of the most important works."--"The Art Book" "A beautifully produced monograph. . . . Auricchio guides us securely through current theories and compellingly narrates the political events."--"Apollo"""
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About Laura Auricchio

Laura Auricchio is assistant professor of art history at the School of Art and Design History and Theory, Parsons The New School for Design in New York.
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