Saturday, July 13, 2013

Bouguereau • 1887/03 and 1887/04


1887/03
William Adolphe Bouguereau
Allant au bain
oil on canvas
175.3 cm. by 80.6 cm.



étude de tête de femme, ca. 1887



1887/04
William Adolphe Bouguereau
Frère et soeur
oil on canvas
180.5 cm. by 81.2 cm.



1896/01
William Adolphe Bouguereau 
Portrait de jeune fille
painted circa 1887
oil on canvas
46.4 cm. by 38.1 cm.


4 comments:

  1. If any technical criticism could be leveled at Bouguereau, it would be that many of his compositions are static and perfunctory. Of course, such criticism could easily be countered with an argument that anything more dynamic would probably detract from the mind blowing finesse in paint handling.

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    1. There is a limit to what a canvas can hold, degree of finish, complexity of design, form/color, something has to give in order to achieve unity, while creating a hierarchy that allows some aspect to shine. Bouguereau!

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  2. Where have you been? Hope all is well....

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    1. I'm good, I'm back …and thanks for asking!

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