Archive for May, 2010
Question: How many children did Marie Antoinette have?
Answer: Marie Antoinette had 4 children:
Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte in 1778,
Louis-Joseph in 1781,
Louis-Charles in 1785,
and Sophie-Béatrix in 1786.
Marie Antoinette: "I Want Candy"
Question: Marie Antoinette And Her Children...?
a. was commissioned to show the extravagance of he queen
b. was painted by a male courter
c. was painted by the queen's secret lover
d. was meant to show her loving, motherly nature
i think the answer is D. but i would love a second opinion on this painting. Please and Thank you!
Answer: D, absolutely.
The painting was commissioned to repair the queen's tarnished reputation by portraying her at her best, as a loving and devoted mother.
She is simply dressed, further emphasizing the selfless image the painting is trying to potray (this rules out answer A)
As for the other two, B and C, the painting was done by Elizabeth Vigee Lebrun, a celebrated FEMALE painter at the time.