Bouguereau Paintings

Bouguereau was a French academic painter. William Bouguereau was a staunch traditionalist whose realistic genre paintings and mythological themes were modern interpretations of Classical subjects with a heavy emphasis on the female human body. Although he created an idealized world, his almost realistic style was popular with rich art patrons. He was very famous in his time but today his subject matter and technique received little attention compared to the popularity of the Impressionists.

Bouguereau was a staunch traditionalist whose realistic genre paintings and mythological themes were modern interpretations of Classical subjects with a heavy concentration on the female human body. Although he created an idealized world, his almost photo-realistic style brought to life his goddesses, nymphs, bathers, shepherdesses, and madonnas in a way which was very appealing to rich art patrons. Some critics, however, preferred the honesty of the other artist, Jean-Francois Millet’s truer-to-life depiction of hard-working farmers and laborers.

Bouguereau employed traditional methods of working up a painting, including detailed pencil studies and oil sketches, and his careful method resulted in a pleasing and accurate rendering of the human form. His painting of skin, hands, and feet was particularly admired by many. He also used some of the religious and erotic symbolism of the Old Masters, such as the “broken pitcher” which represents lost innocence.

Wiiliam Bouguereau | The Bohemian

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William Bouguereau | Admiration

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Wiiliam Bouguereau | Evening Mood

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Wiiliam Bouguereau | Child at Bath

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Wiiliam Bouguereau | The Dance

$249.00

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Wiiliam Bouguereau | Fraternal Love

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Wiiliam Bouguereau | The Bathers

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Wiiliam Bouguereau | All Saints' Day

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Wiiliam Bouguereau | The Shepherdess

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Wiiliam Bouguereau | Meditation

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