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Painting a Black Hat with Gouache

Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun was a very important painter from the 18th century, who painted mostly women’s portraits. She was very successful – which was very unusual for a woman artist of her time. My favourite detail today is a hat from a portrait of a comtesse. This hat is adorned with a black satin ribbon – as a detail, it is almost an abstract painting in itself.

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