Wednesday, May 1, 2013

William-Adolphe Bouguereau • Les deux soeurs

William-Adolphe Bouguereau
(FRENCH, 1825-1905)

Les deux soeurs
signed and dated ‘W. BOUGUEREAU 1877’ (on the bench, lower left)
oil on canvas
53 x 31 in. (135.8 x 79.3 cm.)


  1. Wonderful, wonderful details!
    thanks a lot for sharing, is so useful to see the brushwork, the density of the layer of paint, its opacity and transparency... thanks, really thank you!

  2. Multilayer! Direct painting! love hi~I come from China I like classical paintings

  3. Wonderful details. The sublime colors make his paintings so realistic. Thanks for sharing this.

  4. You have really great close-ups! It tells a lot about Bouguereau's painting methods. Thanks a lot!

    I'm currently in a discussion about Bouguereau's painting techniques on a forum and would like to use some of you photographs for explaining some of my ideas about it. Is it ok with you if I post some of your pictures there as an illustration?

    Thanks in advance for your reply!