Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau was born on January 29, 1859 (age 56) in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. She is a celebrity other.
a Parisian socialite of American descent who became famous forever as the subject of John Singer Sargent's painting Portrait of Madame X. The picture was unveiled by Sargent during the 1884 Paris Salon. Critics derided the Madame X figure because of how she was posed and dressed. Though it initially hurt Sargent, he eventually recovered his strength and went on to achieve even greater success. Gautreau, however, never truly bounced back from the commotion and gradually faded away.
Her husband was banker and shipping magnate Pierre Gautreau. They had a daughter, Louise Gautreau.
Gautreau was born to European Creole parents in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her mother was a noblewoman of France. A judge and senator from Louisiana was her mother's brother. The Battle of Shiloh claimed the life of her father, a major in the Confederate army. Gautreau's mother relocated the two of them back to France after the Civil War, where she received a French education and was introduced to Paris's high society.
She had an hourglass figure and pale skin, and many suitors and affairs. She enhanced her fair complexion with lavender-colored face and body powder and dyed her brunette hair and eyebrows with henna.
Sargent used a technique called "alla prima," or "direct painting." It's the same wet-on-wet style of painting used by the late Bob Ross. He also wielded what critics called a "heavily loaded brush," which led to the "dash and go" method later taught to Georgia O'Keeffe.
● Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau was born on January 29, 1859 (age 56) in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ● She is a celebrity other
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