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Marie Bashkirtseff
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Sex:F
Age:25
Birth Date:November 11, 1858
Astrology Sign:Scorpio
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Died Date:October 31, 1884
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Occupation:Artist/Painter

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MARIE BASHKIRTSEFF
Marie Bashkirtseff

Biography:Marie Bashkirtseff was a Ukrainian-born Russian diarist, painter and sculptor.

Born Maria Konstantinovna Bashkirtseva in Gavrontsy near Poltava, to a wealthy noble family, she grew up abroad, traveling with her mother across most of Europe. Educated privately, she studied painting in France at the Académie Julian, one of the few establishments that accepted female students. The Académie attracted young women from all over Europe and the United States. One fellow student was Louise Breslau who Marie viewed as her only rival. Marie would go on to produce a remarkable body of work in her short lifetime, the most famous being the portrait of Paris slum children titled The Meeting and In the Studio, (shown here) a portrait of her fellow artists at work. Unfortunately, a large number of Bashkirtseff's works were destroyed by the Nazis during World War II.

From the age of 13, she began keeping a journal, and it is for this she is most famous. Her personal account of the struggles of women artists is documented in her published journals, which are a revealing story of the bourgeoisie. Titled, I Am the Most Interesting Book of All, her popular diary is still in print today. The diary was cited by an American contemporary, Mary MacLane, whose own shockingly confessional diary drew inspiration from Bashkirtseff's. Her letters, consisting of her correspondence with the writer Guy de Maupassant, were published in 1891.

Dying of tuberculosis at the age of 25, Bashkirtseff lived just long enough to become an intellectual powerhouse in Paris in the 1880s. A feminist, in 1881, using the nom de plume "Pauline Orrel," she wrote several articles for Hubertine Auclert's feminist newspaper, La Citoyenne. One of her famous quotes is: Let us love dogs, let us love only dogs! Men and cats are unworthy creatures.

She is buried in Cimetière de Passy, Paris, France. Her monument is a full-sized artist studio that has been declared a historic monument by the government of France.


Personality and Character Cards:
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Marie Bashkirtseff's Personality Tarot Card Strength - Personality Card

Birthday: November 11, 1858

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.


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Marie Bashkirtseff's Growth Tarot Card The Chariot

Birthday: November 11, 2010

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.

 

 

 

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