I’m trying to wrap up the Rousseau and DIGNITY book for Fall 2016 publication, more chapters of Les Misérables await for Monday’s class, and it’s a frigid blizzard out the window. But I’ve got to write this piece first.
Élisabeth Louise Vigée-Lebrun (1755-1842) has been on my mind, lately, as I bet she’s been on yours too. All of us are curious about the exhibit, opening Monday, on her life’s work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (February 15 to May 15, 2016).
The works displayed together for the first time will be a marvel to behold and I can hardly wait to go there in late March. The review penned in yesterday’s New York Times makes it sound fabulous.
Reviewer Roberta Smith highlights the special features of the artist, how she uses light and captures textures such as lace and satin. Smith also puts a clever…
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