• Events
SEE ALL
Dec 1
Talk
In the Company of Men ONLINE EVENT Columbia University
Dec 1
Talk
In the Company of Men ONLINE EVENT Columbia University

Facing the Revolution: Portraits of Women in France and the United States

Anne-Louis Girodet, Cahier de croquis dessinés à Rome, fol. 33, verso. Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, 4-DC-48 (C)

Facing the Revolution explores the intersection of political and artistic revolution by foregrounding portraits of women painted by French and American artists between 1785 and 1835.

Drawn from the collections of the Eskenazi Museum of Art, the Speed Art Museum, the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, and Lilly Library, these portraits feature women whose lives were drastically changed by circumstances outside of their control.

The exhibition includes portraits by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard and Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (two of the four female members of the French Academy in the 1780s); Marie-Victoire Lemoine, who exhibited her work regularly at the biennial Salons in Paris; and the Lyonnaise sculptor Clémence-Sophie de Sermézy. These important works by some of the leading women artists of late eighteenth-century France are presented alongside portraits by James Peale, Thomas Sully, and Antoine-Jean Gros, among others.

RELATED