The National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museum of History are offering one lucky winner a Parisian Getaway: In the Footsteps of Vigée Le Brun and Napoléon.
Between June 30 and August 11 entrants can also win a weekly prize package that includes:
07 July Mo L.
14 July Lyane C.
21 July Louise B.
28 July Michael B.
04 August Tina M.
Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun
A celebrated 18th-century French portraitist, Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun is one of the most important female artists of all time. Her talent propelled her rise as the portraitist to Marie Antoinette. In 1806, she painted a portrait of Napoleon’s sister, Caroline Murat, the only commission that Vigée Le Brun received from the imperial government. Find out more about Vigée Le Brun’s adventurous life and breathtaking art at the National Gallery of Canada until September 11, 2016.
Napoléon and Paris
The extraordinary life of Napoléon Buonaparte (1769–1821) is inextricably linked to Paris. Napoléon’s dream was to make Paris the capital of Europe and “the most beautiful of all possible cities.” His spirit remains present in the collective memory, as well as in the monuments and buildings he begun, and which others completed, such as the Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile, the Palais de la Bourse (stock exchange) and the Vendôme Column. Find out more about his legacy at the Canadian Museum of History until January 8, 2017.