Monday, November 15, 2010

Colour inspiration: Adélaïde Labille-Guiard

During a recent trip to the Met (thanks to Susan & VVE!), we wandered through the European portrait gallery and found so much colour inspiration there. 

Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Self-portrait with two pupils, 1785

Olive and sky blue kitchen

Four Seasons, Vancouver
Mel Yates Photography

Robert Allen Alepy, Crystal

Robert Allen Adrasteia - Patchouli

Robert Allen Vintage Plumes - Jade

Adélaïde Labille-Guiard was a French miniaturist who lived from 1749 to 1803.  She was made a member of the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture in 1783 along with three other women, which created a stir among the male members, divorced her first husband in 1793, got "artist's lodgings" in the Louvre (imagine!) and then married her painting teacher, François-André Vincent.  All the while somehow supporting the Revolution but accepting commissions from the royal family.....
A film script waiting to be written, I think.  


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