THE ARTS SOCIETY ARDEN
Click here for previous lectures

DateLecture
27 September 2018Marie Antoinette and Elizabeth Vigee Le Brun
25 October 2018Georgia : The Land of the Golden Fleece
29 November 2018250 Years of The Royal Academy
31 January 2019Enamelling : History,Techniques and Key Examples
21 February 2019Angelica Kauffman : An Artist in 18th Century England
28 March 2019The Tragic Beauty of Ice
25 April 2019The World of Graham Sutherland and John Piper
30 May 2019Lost on the Titanic : The Story of the Great Omar Binding
27 June 2019Stranger than Fiction : The Incredible Story of Jan van Eyck's Great Altarpiece at Ghent
26 September 2019Dame Zaha Hadid
31 October 2019Threads of History : The World of the Bayeux Tapestry
28 November 2019Giles : His Life, Times, and Cartoons

Click on a row and scroll to display more details about the lecture

Marie Antoinette and Elizabeth Vigee Le Brun Dr Marie-Anne Mancio Thursday 27 September 2018

Louis XVI’s Queen acted as a patron to Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, one of France’s most famous female artists (and one whose husband gambled away her hard-earned fortune). Both women shared a dress designer in the innovative rags-to- riches Rose Bertin. It was Bertin’s fashions and Vigée Le Brun’s naturalistic style of portraiture that created Marie- Antoinette’s image and attempted to defuse ‘the Austrian’s’ unpopularity. Explore their creative collaborations and learn what became of these remarkable women during the Revolution.

image ; Marie Antionette a la Rose , Vigee le Brun

Lecturer Marie-Anne Mancio trained as an artist before gaining a PhD in Art and Critical Theory from the University of Sussex. She has lectured in art history for the City Lit, Tate Modern, the Course, Art in London, London Art Salon, Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Nth Degree Club and many private art societies. She also runs art history study tours abroad.