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

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Adolphe William Bouguereau Vierge consolatrice (mk26) oil painting


Vierge consolatrice (mk26)
Painting ID::  24329
Artist: Adolphe William Bouguereau
Painting: Vierge consolatrice (mk26)
Introduction: Les Musees de la Ville de Strasbourg
   
   
     

Adolphe William Bouguereau A Soul Brought to Heaven (mk26) oil painting


A Soul Brought to Heaven (mk26)
Painting ID::  24330
Artist: Adolphe William Bouguereau
Painting: A Soul Brought to Heaven (mk26)
Introduction: Oil on canvas 180x275cm Musee du Perigord
   
   
     

Adolphe William Bouguereau Homer and His Guide (mk26) oil painting


Homer and His Guide (mk26)
Painting ID::  24331
Artist: Adolphe William Bouguereau
Painting: Homer and His Guide (mk26)
Introduction: Oil on canvas 208.9x142.9
   
   
     

Adolphe William Bouguereau Young Priestess (mk26) oil painting


Young Priestess (mk26)
Painting ID::  24332
Artist: Adolphe William Bouguereau
Painting: Young Priestess (mk26)
Introduction: Oil on canvas 181x81cm Memorial Art Gallery of thte University of Rochester. Gift of Paul T.White in memory of Josephine Kryl White 73.1
   
   
     

Adolphe William Bouguereau Seated Nude (mk26) oil painting


Seated Nude (mk26)
Painting ID::  24333
Artist: Adolphe William Bouguereau
Painting: Seated Nude (mk26)
Introduction: Oil on canvas 116.5x89.8cm
   
   
     

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     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