Adolphe William Bouguereau

Bouguereau made more than seven hundred finished works. French painter. From 1838 to 1841 he took drawing lessons from Louis Sage, a pupil of Ingres, while attending the coll?ge at Pons. In 1841 the family moved to Bordeaux where in 1842 his father allowed him to attend the Ecole Municipale de Dessin et de Peinture part-time, under Jean-Paul Alaux. In 1844 he won the first prize for figure painting, which confirmed his desire to become a painter. As there were insufficient family funds to send him straight to Paris he painted portraits of the local gentry from 1845 to 1846 to earn money. In 1846 he enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, in the studio of Francois-Edouard Picot. This was the beginning of the standard academic training of which he became so ardent a defender later in life. Such early works as Equality reveal the technical proficiency he had attained even while still training. In 1850 he was awarded one of the two Premier Grand Prix de Rome for Zenobia Discovered by Shepherds on the Bank of the River Araxes (1850; Paris, Ecole N. Sup. B.-A.). In December 1850 he left for Rome where he remained at the Villa Medici until 1854, working under Victor Schnetz and Jean Alaux (1786-1864). During this period he made an extensive study of Giotto's work at Assisi and Padua and was also impressed by the works of other Renaissance masters and by Classical art. On his return to France he exhibited the Triumph of the Martyr (1853; Luneville, Mus. Luneville; ) at the Salon of 1854. It depicted St Cecilia's body being carried to the catacombs, and its high finish, restrained colour and classical poses were to be constant features of his painting thereafter. All his works were executed in several stages involving an initial oil sketch followed by numerous pencil drawings taken from life. Though he generally restricted himself to classical, religious and genre subjects, he was commissioned by the state to paint Napoleon III Visiting the Flood Victims of Tarascon in 1856

       Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10   Next
  Prev Artist       Next Artist     

 

Adolphe William Bouguereau Saint Louis Renderingjustice (mk26) oil painting


Saint Louis Renderingjustice (mk26)
Painting ID::  24324
Artist: Adolphe William Bouguereau
Painting: Saint Louis Renderingjustice (mk26)
Introduction: Mural, 167x292cm
   
   
     

Adolphe William Bouguereau Saint louis Caring for the Plague Victims (mk26) oil painting


Saint louis Caring for the Plague Victims (mk26)
Painting ID::  24325
Artist: Adolphe William Bouguereau
Painting: Saint louis Caring for the Plague Victims (mk26)
Introduction: Mural, 167x292cm Chapel of Saint Louis,in the church of Sainte-Clotilde. Photograph courtesy SOAE.Ville de Paris
   
   
     

Adolphe William Bouguereau Idyll:Family from Antiquity (nn04) oil painting


Idyll:Family from Antiquity (nn04)
Painting ID::  24326
Artist: Adolphe William Bouguereau
Painting: Idyll:Family from Antiquity (nn04)
Introduction: Oil on canvas 59.7x48.3cm Gift of Charles E.Gross in memory of his brother W.H.Gross,
   
   
     

Adolphe William Bouguereau Indiget Family (mk26) oil painting


Indiget Family (mk26)
Painting ID::  24327
Artist: Adolphe William Bouguereau
Painting: Indiget Family (mk26)
Introduction: Oil on canvas, Biringham Museums and Art Gallery
   
   
     

Adolphe William Bouguereau Pieta (mk26) oil painting


Pieta (mk26)
Painting ID::  24328
Artist: Adolphe William Bouguereau
Painting: Pieta (mk26)
Introduction:
   
   
     

       Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10   Next
Prev Artist       Next Artist     

     Check All Adolphe William Bouguereau's Paintings Here!
     Bouguereau made more than seven hundred finished works. French painter. From 1838 to 1841 he took drawing lessons from Louis Sage, a pupil of Ingres, while attending the coll?ge at Pons. In 1841 the family moved to Bordeaux where in 1842 his father allowed him to attend the Ecole Municipale de Dessin et de Peinture part-time, under Jean-Paul Alaux. In 1844 he won the first prize for figure painting, which confirmed his desire to become a painter. As there were insufficient family funds to send him straight to Paris he painted portraits of the local gentry from 1845 to 1846 to earn money. In 1846 he enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, in the studio of Francois-Edouard Picot. This was the beginning of the standard academic training of which he became so ardent a defender later in life. Such early works as Equality reveal the technical proficiency he had attained even while still training. In 1850 he was awarded one of the two Premier Grand Prix de Rome for Zenobia Discovered by Shepherds on the Bank of the River Araxes (1850; Paris, Ecole N. Sup. B.-A.). In December 1850 he left for Rome where he remained at the Villa Medici until 1854, working under Victor Schnetz and Jean Alaux (1786-1864). During this period he made an extensive study of Giotto's work at Assisi and Padua and was also impressed by the works of other Renaissance masters and by Classical art. On his return to France he exhibited the Triumph of the Martyr (1853; Luneville, Mus. Luneville; ) at the Salon of 1854. It depicted St Cecilia's body being carried to the catacombs, and its high finish, restrained colour and classical poses were to be constant features of his painting thereafter. All his works were executed in several stages involving an initial oil sketch followed by numerous pencil drawings taken from life. Though he generally restricted himself to classical, religious and genre subjects, he was commissioned by the state to paint Napoleon III Visiting the Flood Victims of Tarascon in 1856