Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Sensational Woman in a Man's World

Anne Vallayer-Coster may very well be forgotten now but it's important to know that she was recognized as a progidy in her time. Her precocious talent was recognized, and rewarded at the French court particularly by Marie Antoinette.

What ended her career was the French revolution and the guillotine. Still she managed to maneuver her way by painting for Napoleon and died at a ripe old age.

Her masterpiece is the Still Life with Lobster.

In order to understand why it must, absolutely must be a lobster, you must read this.

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