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William-Adolphe Bouguereau

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T
he Veil

Priestess of Bacchante
Yvonne on the Doorstep
The Lemon Piffaro


The Book of Hours

The Mimosa Flower


Water Girl Going
to the Spring


Summer

Knitting

The Oranges
Reverie on 
Reverie on 
the Threshold
Little Ophelia
Little Ophelia
(La Petite Ophelie)
Schoolgirl
Schoolgirl
La Frileuse
La Frileuse
The Fountain 
The Fountain
Orphan at the Spring
Orphan at the Spring

 
  
The Story Book The Story Book
Maternal Admiation Maternal Admiration

Cupid on the Lookout
Cupid on the Lookout

A Bunch of Grapes
A Bunch of Grapes

Jewels of the Field
Jewels of
the Field

Little Esmeralda
Little Esmeralda

 A Dryad
A Dryad

Bacchante on a Panther
Bacchante on a Panther
Wounded Cupid Wounded Cupid

 The Secret
The Secret

 Cupid Flying  Over Water Cupid Flying
Over Water

Holy Women at the Tomb
Holy Women at
the Tomb
Dawn Dawn
Day Day
Evening Mood Evening Mood

Night (Nuit)
Night (Nuit)
The Birth of Venus The Birth of Venus

 Lost Pleiad
Lost Pleiad

Innocence
Innocence

Woman with Captive Cupid
Woman with
Captive Cupid
 
Bacchante Bacchante
Song of the Angels Song of the Angels
Virgin and Angels Virgin and Angels
Idyll Idyll 
Childhood Idyll Childhood Idyll
Youth of Bacchus Youth of Bacchus

The Pony Back Ride
The Pony Back Ride

Biography: William Adolphe Bouguereau

Born in La Rochelle, France, William Adolphe Bouguereau began his studies in 1838 with Louis Sage, a student of renowned Romantic painter Ingres. After moving to Bordeaux in 1842, the artist attended the cole Municipale de Dessin et de Peinture in Bordeaux. Bouguereau gained local acclaim as a talented portrait painter before going to Paris in 1846 to attend cole des Beaux Arts, noted for its traditional academic approach to painting. In 1850 Bougereau was awarded the coveted Prix de Rome and spent four years at the Villa Medici studying Classical and Renaissance masterpieces. The potent influence of Classical works is readily apparent in works dating after this period. Bouguereau blended classical poses and subject matter with his own romanticized realism rendered in the highly finished style that would come to characterize his paintings. During the 1870s Bouguereau's focus shifted from historical and genre scenes to lighter, lyrical mythological subjects. Highly regarded by his contemporaries, Bouguereau was awarded numerous state commissions and, at the height of his career, taught at the Academie Julian and the cole des Beaux Arts. Throughout his lifetime, Bouguereau staunchly defended the academic tradition of painting and was viewed as an obstructionist by the new generation of painters who were experimenting with Impressionism. While immensely popular during his lifetime, Bouguereau's reputation suffered with the advent of the modernists who viewed his work as mediocre and overly sentimental. Recent exhibitions have focused attention on the contribution of mid-19th century artists and Bouguereau's work has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity.
Illusion's luster canvas is made from an additive-free cotton-poly blend and features a special ink-receptive coating that protects the printed surface from scratching. Our pigmented ink process produces prints that are fade-resistant for 75 years or more.