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Author:  versailles [ Fri May 16, 2008 11:14 am ]
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This is my absolute fav picture of her
she looks stunning!

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Author:  baron de batz [ Fri May 16, 2008 3:09 pm ]
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I have never seen this portrait of her, it is wonderful. Where did you find it. Is the artist Lecuyer?

Author:  Rosalie [ Sat May 17, 2008 12:28 pm ]
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Isn' it a particular of the portrait with the big light blue dress?

Author:  versailles [ Sat May 17, 2008 12:52 pm ]
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i dont know who pained it and i accually got it off wikipedia
:shock:

Author:  Ludy [ Sat May 17, 2008 1:33 pm ]
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Rosalie wrote:
Isn' it a particular of the portrait with the big light blue dress?


I think it is. Besides, I don't really like this portrait, I don't find it very flattering for the queen. There's no accounting for tastes ...!

Author:  versailles [ Sat May 17, 2008 3:29 pm ]
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really?
what do you not like?

Author:  Marija Vera [ Sat May 17, 2008 8:44 pm ]
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I think she looks pretty, seductive too. :)

Author:  Anouk [ Sun May 18, 2008 8:24 am ]
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I agree she's charmingly beautiful! Maybe because she looks more a child than an adult in this picture, I think.

Author:  Rosalie [ Sun May 18, 2008 8:13 pm ]
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Yes, I like it too. Obviously it's very solemn, it represent her in her majesty as queen...I like the more natural one, but I like this one very much as well

Author:  Ludy [ Mon May 19, 2008 7:41 am ]
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versailles wrote:
really?
what do you not like?

It's a bit hard to explain. I find it unatural and lifeless. On the other portrait, painters such as Vigée Lebrun manage to represent her grace, her charm (particularly through her smile and her gaze) which gives us an idea of her demeanour and the way she actually was. What is more, she seems quite chubby on this potrait (I know she was fairly plump, but maybe not to that extent).

Author:  Anouk [ Mon May 19, 2008 9:33 am ]
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As I saw her pictures and read about her looks, I think she was so fragile in 1775 and became a bit muscular after the birth of her childern, but never plump!
(Of course it's only my opinion, I really don't want to pervert your words Ludy :P )
For exemple (to understand me) voilá a detail of a picture of her: you can see that she is square-shouldered and because of this she looks a bit rotund. But she wasn't. I think, it could be fit to her, it gave her a very authoritative and majestic looks!

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Author:  versailles [ Mon May 19, 2008 8:42 pm ]
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Anouk wrote:
As I saw her pictures and read about her looks, I think she was so fragile in 1775 and became a bit muscular after the birth of her childern, but never plump!
(Of course it's only my opinion, I really don't want to pervert your words Ludy :P )
For exemple (to understand me) voilá a detail of a picture of her: you can see that she is square-shouldered and becouse of this she looks a bit rotund. But she wasn't. I think, it could be fit to her, it gave her a very authoritative and majestic looks!


omg i love that picture!
before the diamond necklace affair? i see she has pearls(?) on......i didnt know she liked them

Author:  Ludy [ Tue May 20, 2008 5:13 pm ]
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I'm sorry Anouk ! English is not my mother tongue, so sometimes I use words that are actually a bit too strong. I meant "curvy" "podgy" is this better ? :?

Author:  Anouk [ Wed May 21, 2008 9:07 am ]
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versailles wrote:
before the diamond necklace affair? i see she has pearls(?) on......i didnt know she liked them


I don't know... I took this picture from ladyreading.net's gallery, situated in "1785-93" section. So maybe before this time, maybe after.
As I know she loved pearls like her mother. She wore simply and beautiful pearl bracelets. And look after Pimprenelle's avatar, on this picture you can see a very nice necklace!!

Author:  Anouk [ Wed May 21, 2008 9:13 am ]
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Ludy wrote:
I'm sorry Anouk ! English is not my mother tongue, so sometimes I use words that are actually a bit too strong. I meant "curvy" "podgy" is this better ? :?


It's all right! Marie Antoinette was your country's queen (you live in France don't you?) so you've the right to write about her what you think

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