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Biography of Marie Antoinette: Her Glamorous, Tragic and Short Life

Posted November 26th, 2013 at 03:31 PM by Axel
Updated November 27th, 2013 at 06:25 AM by Axel

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Collage entitled "Chic Queen Faces the Guillotine" by author. The collage image to upper left is the Queen "en Gaulle" in 1783, the image to the right is a sketch of Marie Antoinette by Jacques David, as she road to her public execution in 1793 - she was 37 years old.

Marie Antoinette was the beautiful Queen of France who...
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The Glamorous and Tragic Life of Marie Antoinette

Posted November 25th, 2013 at 06:11 PM by Axel
Updated November 26th, 2013 at 03:29 PM by Axel

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Collage entitled "Chic Queen Faces the Guillotine" by author. The collage image to the right is a sketch of Marie Antoinette by Jacques David, as she road to her public execution in 1793, not yet 38 years old.

Marie Antoinette was the beautiful Queen of France who became a symbol for the wanton extravagance of the 18th century monarchy,...
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Happy Birthday, Marie Antoinette!

Posted November 2nd, 2013 at 11:33 AM by Axel
Updated November 2nd, 2013 at 12:01 PM by Axel

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In honor of her birthday, I post below a close up of Marie Antoinette from the above portrait of the Queen in blue velvet by Vigee LeBrun in 1788.

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Below is a further image from that portrait. It was the last portrait of the Queen in life by Vigee LeBrun....
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Marie Antoinette's new throne: Her world in shambles

Posted September 28th, 2013 at 01:41 PM by Axel
Updated October 8th, 2013 at 12:51 PM by Axel

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June 1791...It was just three years ... Hard to believe the changes that occurred in just three years.

Yet, looking at two pictures of Queen Marie Antoinette seated on two different chairs, 3 years apart, we can see how dramatic change can be...

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Why the fascination with Marie Antoinette?

Posted September 28th, 2013 at 10:10 AM by Axel
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My favorite princess of the royal blood is Marie Antoinette (1755-1793), Queen of France until she was overthrown in the French Revolution.

I find her fascinating.


Why the fascination with Marie Antoinette?


What makes this 18th century Queen so interesting 200 years later?

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