Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Marie-Antoinette and Art, #BlogTalkRadio

Marie-Antoinette à la Rose by Vigée Le Brun, 1783
Tune in for my latest broadcast. In the twelfth broadcast, I discuss how Marie-Antoinette's portrayals in art influenced her image in the public mind. Pour yourself a cup of tea and relax as we journey into the past. 

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, self-portrait
 
Marie-Antoinette by Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller, 1788
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4 comments:

Dymphna said...

I am trying to find an alleged Marie Antoinette quote. Supposedly she said to a courtier who was trying to comfort her after the Bastille fell, "Be brave? Monsieur I have been brave all my life".

elena maria vidal said...

Hi, Dymphna, the exact quote is in my new book. It occurred on the way to the Queen's execution on Oct. 16, 1793, when the priest who had joined the Revolution said to her: “This is the moment, Madame, to arm yourself with courage.”
“Courage?” she replied. “I have so long served an apprenticeship in it that it is not likely to fail me today.”

Dymphna said...

Thank-you! I am going to have this quote done in calligraphy and framed for my desk at work

elena maria vidal said...

Great!!