William Bouguereau Art

William Bouguereau Art

William-Adolphe Bouguereau (November 30, 1825, La Rochelle, France - August 19, 1905, La Rochelle, France), a French academic painter. In his own time, Bouguereau was considered to be one of the greatest painters in the world. In 1900, his contemporaries Degas and Monet reportedly named him as most likely to be remembered as the greatest 19th-century French painter. Bouguereau's works were eagerly bought, at high prices, especially by American millionaires. Although he fell into disregard in the early 20th century, due perhaps to his opposition to the Impressionists, there is a new appreciation for his work. In his lifetime, Bouguereau painted over 700 paintings.

His work was characterized by a highly finished, technically impeccable realism and a sentimental interpretation of his subject matter. Bouguereau paintings look professional, very skilful, and almost real. He masterfully brought together the elements of exquisite drawing, incredible coloration and perspective, and brilliant modeling and compositions. Like many painters of the second half of the 19th century, Bouguereau made a careful study of form and technique and steeped himself in classical painting. True to his serious and industrious nature, he worked deliberately and industriously: before beginning a painting he would master the history of his subject and complete numerous sketches.

"Each day I go to my studio full of joy; in the evening when obliged to stop because of darkness I can scarcely wait for the morning to come... My work is not only a pleasure, it has become a necessity. No matter how many other things I have in my life, if I cannot give myself to my dear painting I am miserable."

The tenderness with which he portrayed children and domestic scenes, his technical skill and passion for the classics, and his love of rich color are hallmarks of Bouguereau's exquisite paintings. There can be little doubt that Bouguereau was one of the most talented painters of his time.

Artist William Bouguereau is legendary for his contributions to 19th century painting. His polished, refined technique and his sophisticated style represented the height of achievement in the French academic art tradition.

"One has to seek beauty and truth, Sir! As I always say to my pupils, you have to work to the finish. There's only one kind of painting. It is the painting that presents the eye with perfection, the kind of beautiful and impeccable enamel you find in Veronese and Titian."

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Contents

  1. Dante and Virgil in Hell, 1850
  2. The Idyll, 1850
  3. Zenobia Found by Shepherds on the Banks of the Araxes, 1850
  4. Idylle, 1851
  5. Charity, 1859
  6. The Day of the Dead (All Saints' Day), 1859
  7. Tobias Saying Goodbye to his Father, 1860
  8. Woman of Cervara and Her Child, 1861
  9. Young Woman Contemplating Two Embracing Children, 1861
  10. The Remorse of Orestes, 1862
  11. The Holy Family, 1863
  12. The Kiss, 1863
  13. Asleep at Last, 1864
  14. Soup, 1865
  15. The Prayer, 1865
  16. Art and Literature, 1867
  17. Far From Home, 1867
  18. Gypsy Girl with a Basque Drum, 1867
  19. The Vow, 1867
  20. Yvonette, 1867
  21. The Harvester, 1868
  22. The Pastoral Recreation, 1868
  23. Young Shepherdess, 1868
  24. Maternal Admiration, 1869
  25. Mignon, 1869
  26. Returned from the Market, 1869
  27. The Crab, 1869
  28. The Haymaker, 1869
  29. The Knitting Girl, 1869
  30. Washerwomen of Fouesnant, 1869
  31. Young Worker, 1869
  32. Bather, 1870
  33. Breton Brother and Sister, 1871
  34. Italian Girl Drawing Water, 1871
  35. The Little Sulk, 1871
  36. The Seashell, 1871
  37. Up You Go, 1871
  38. Nymphs and Satyr, 1873
  39. The Newborn Lamb, 1873
  40. The Spinner, 1873
  41. Child Braiding a Crown, 1874
  42. Homer and his Guide, 1874
  43. The Storm, 1874
  44. After the Bath, 1875
  45. At the Edge of the Brook, 1875
  46. Lullaby, 1875
  47. The Grape Picker, 1875
  48. The Virgin of Consolation, 1875
  49. Pieta, 1876
  50. The Secret, 1876
  51. The Two Sisters, 1877
  52. A Soul in Heaven, 1878
  53. Charity, 1878
  54. Donkey Ride, 1878
  55. The Joys of Motherhood (Girl Tickling a Child), 1878
  56. The Nymphaeum, 1878
  57. At the Edge of the Brook, 1879
  58. Birth of Venus, 1879
  59. Portrait of the Artist, 1879
  60. Rest, 1879
  61. The Bather, 1879
  62. The Little Knitter, 1879
  63. Young Gypsies, 1879
  64. Temptation, 1880
  65. The Flagellation of Our Lord Jesus Christ, 1880
  66. The Little Beggar, 1880
  67. Young Girl Defending Herself against Cupid, 1880
  68. Dawn, 1881
  69. The Virgin with Angels, 1881
  70. The Virgin, Baby Jesus and Saint John the Baptist, 1881
  71. Hazelnuts (The Nut Gatherers), 1882
  72. The Little Knitter, 1882
  73. Twilight, 1882
  74. L'ame Parentale (The Motherland), 1883
  75. Biblis, 1884
  76. Seated Bather, 1884
  77. Seated Bather (Detail), 1884
  78. The Difficult Lesson, 1884
  79. The Horseback Ride, 1884
  80. The Jewel of the Fields, 1884
  81. The Jewel of the Fields (Detail 1), 1884
  82. The Jewel of the Fields (Detail 2), 1884
  83. The Knitter, 1884
  84. The Lost Pleiad, 1884
  85. The Two Bathers, 1884
  86. The Youth of Bacchus, 1884
  87. The Youth of Bacchus (Detail 1), 1884
  88. The Youth of Bacchus (Detail 2), 1884
  89. The Youth of Bacchus (Detail 3), 1884
  90. Meditation, 1885
  91. Meditation 2, 1885
  92. Woman with Seashell, 1885
  93. Young Girl Going to the Fountain, 1885
  94. Young Shepherdess, 1885
  95. Big Sis', 1886
  96. Self-Portrait Presented to M. Sage, 1886
  97. Springtime, 1886
  98. Thirst, 1886
  99. Brother and Sister, 1887
  100. Young Shepherdess Standing, 1887
  101. Cupid with a Butterfly, 1888
  102. The First Mourning, 1888
  103. The Little Sulk, 1888
  104. The Seated Madonna, 1888
  105. Cupid and Psyche as Children, 1889
  106. Psyche and Cupid, 1889
  107. Shepherdess, 1889
  108. Young Girl Crocheting, 1889
  109. A Little Coaxing, 1890
  110. Little Beggars, 1890
  111. Love on the Look Out, 1890
  112. Portrait de Gabrielle Cot, 1890
  113. The Bohemian (The Gipsy Girl), 1890
  114. Little Shepherdess, 1891
  115. The Broken Pitcher, 1891
  116. The Earrings, 1891
  117. The Prisoner, 1891
  118. Wet Cupid, 1891
  119. Work Interrupted, 1891
  120. Psyche, 1892
  121. The Heart's Awakening, 1892
  122. The Wasp's Nest, 1892
  123. Innocence, 1893
  124. Youth, 1893
  125. After the Bath, 1894
  126. Bacchante, 1894
  127. Daisies, 1894
  128. L'Amour A L'Epine, 1894
  129. Revery, 1894
  130. The Palm Leaf, 1894
  131. In Penitence, 1895
  132. Just a Taste, 1895
  133. Little Girl Holding Apples in her Hands, 1895
  134. Madam the Countess of Cambaceres, 1895
  135. Not Too Much to Carry, 1895
  136. Spring Breeze, 1895
  137. The Ford, 1895
  138. The Rapture of Psyche, 1895
  139. A Calling, 1896
  140. Little Girl with a Bouquet, 1896
  141. On the Rocky Beach, 1896
  142. Plums, 1896
  143. The Wave, 1896
  144. Yvonne, 1896
  145. Admiration, 1897
  146. Apples, 1897
  147. At the Fountain, 1897
  148. Compassion!, 1897
  149. Irene, 1897
  150. Lambs, 1897
  151. Reflection, 1897
  152. Inspiration, 1898
  153. Returned from the Fields, 1898
  154. Sewing, 1898
  155. Study, Head of a Young Girl, 1898
  156. The Assault, 1898
  157. The Curtsey, 1898
  158. Bacchante, 1899
  159. Elegy, 1899
  160. The Virgin of the Lilies, 1899
  161. A Childhood Idyll, 1900
  162. A Moment's Rest, 1900
  163. Before the Bath, 1900
  164. Laurel Branch, 1900
  165. Little Brother, 1900
  166. Little Thieves, 1900
  167. Little Thieves 2, 1900
  168. Marguerite, 1900
  169. A Dream of Spring, 1901
  170. Love Takes Flight, 1901
  171. Two Sisters, 1901
  172. Little Brother, 1902
  173. Modesty, 1902
  174. The Madonna of the Roses, 1903
  175. Beaute Romane, 1904

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