Virginie Girod SEASON 2022 - 202306h00, December 22, 2022

Listen to the story of Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun told by historian Virginie Girod, in the continuation of her unpublished story in two episodes.

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun made a name for herself from the age of 14 as a talented portrait painter, to the point of working for Marie-Antoinette both at Versailles.

But painting the Queen was not without danger and the presentation in 1786 of a painting showing the sovereign in a muslin housecoat caused a great scandal!

Despite the criticism, the Queen maintains her confidence in him.

But the Revolution is already preparing... In this episode of the podcast "At the heart of History" produced by Europe 1 Studio, Virginie Girod continues her story on the destiny of Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, who as the Queen's portrait painter will experience turbulent years from 1789.

Find Virginie Girod in Madame Figaro on newsstands October 14 with an unpublished story.

"At the heart of history" is a Europe 1 Studio podcast. 

Writing and presentation: Virginie Girod 

- Producer: Adele Humbert 

- Artistic direction: Adèle Humbert and Julien Tharaud 

- Directed by: Clement Ibrahim 

- Original music: Julien Tharaud 

- Additional music: Julien Tharaud and Sébastien Guidis 

- Communication: Kelly Decroix 

- Distribution and writing: Eloise Bertil 

- Visual: Sidonie Mangin

As the Revolution began to rumble in 1789, Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, portraitist of the Queen, who caused scandal and admiration with several of her paintings, felt the danger coming.

Upset by the first violence, seized with panic, the artist begins to prepare her departure for foreign countries.

But a crowd of National Guards burst into her home… Will Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun succeed in leaving Paris?

What life can she reinvent herself elsewhere, without losing her taste for art and her talent as a portrait painter?

Virginie Girod retraces the career of Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, an exceptional artist, recognized in France and abroad, and witness in her own way to a changing world.

This story is a Europe 1 Studio production.

Subjects covered: Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun - Versailles - Marie-Antoinette - Revolution - 1789 - painting - art - Louis XVI

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