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Self-Portrait with Cerise Ribbons

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun French

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By this time, Vigée Le Brun was a prominent figure in Paris society. Using her femininity to promote her art, she portrays herself in a white chemise dress with cerise ribbons that complement her fair complexion, dark eyes, and unpowdered hair. Like a frame within a frame, the black hat throws her face into relief. She emphasizes her youth and poise.

Self-Portrait with Cerise Ribbons, Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (French, Paris 1755–1842 Paris), Oil on canvas

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