self-portrait - AP Art History Snapshot Image 105 Title\/Designation Self-Portrait Content Area Late Europe Paste Image(s in box Artist\/Culture Taste for

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AP Art History Snapshot Image #: 105 Title/Designation: Self-Portrait Content Area: Late Europe Paste Image(s) in box: Artist/Culture: Taste for the Natural Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun Medium: Oil on canvas Creation Date: 1790 Location: Size (ft/inch): Brief Background (EK & EU related info): French Academy dominates painting Snapshot: Focus on: form; function; content; context Artist: friend of Marie Antoinette (argued as reason why she is part of French Academy) 1st female artist in French Academy Seen as threat Judged for being boyish and yet feared for being a woman Paints this work to assert herself The artist sits in a relaxed pose at her easel and is positioned slightly off center. She wears a white turban and a dark dress—in the free-flowing style that Marie-

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