William-Adolphe Bouguereau

(November 30, 1825 - August 19, 1905) was a French academic painter. William Bouguereau was a traditionalist whose realistic genre paintings and mythological themes were modern interpretations of Classical subjects with a heavy emphasis on the female human body. William-Adolphe Bouguereau was born in La Rochelle, France on November 30, 1825, into a family of wine and olive oil merchants. He seemed destined to join the family business but for the intervention of his uncle Eugene, a Roman Catholic priest, who taught him classical and Biblical subjects, and arranged for Bouguereau to go to high school. Bouguereau showed artistic talent early on and his father was convinced by a client to send him to the École des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux, where he won first prize in figure painting for a depiction of Saint Roch. To earn extra money, he designed labels for jams and preserves

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William-Adolphe Bouguereau The Bather oil painting


The Bather
Painting ID::  71986
Artist: William-Adolphe Bouguereau
Painting: The Bather
Introduction: 1879(1879) Oil on canvas
   
   
     

William-Adolphe Bouguereau Bather oil painting


Bather
Painting ID::  73420
Artist: William-Adolphe Bouguereau
Painting: Bather
Introduction: Date 1879(1879) Medium Oil on canvas cyf
   
   
     

William-Adolphe Bouguereau At the Edge of the Brook oil painting


At the Edge of the Brook
Painting ID::  73553
Artist: William-Adolphe Bouguereau
Painting: At the Edge of the Brook
Introduction: English: At the Edge of the Brook Français : Au bord du ruisseau Date 1875 cyf
   
   
     

William-Adolphe Bouguereau Depiction of a soul being carried to heaven by two angels. oil painting


Depiction of a soul being carried to heaven by two angels.
Painting ID::  73882
Artist: William-Adolphe Bouguereau
Painting: Depiction of a soul being carried to heaven by two angels.
Introduction: Depiction of a soul being carried to heaven by two angels. cjr
   
   
     

William-Adolphe Bouguereau Depiction of a soul being carried to heaven by two angels oil painting


Depiction of a soul being carried to heaven by two angels
Painting ID::  75446
Artist: William-Adolphe Bouguereau
Painting: Depiction of a soul being carried to heaven by two angels
Introduction: Depiction of a soul being carried to heaven by two angels. cyf
   
   
     

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     (November 30, 1825 - August 19, 1905) was a French academic painter. William Bouguereau was a traditionalist whose realistic genre paintings and mythological themes were modern interpretations of Classical subjects with a heavy emphasis on the female human body. William-Adolphe Bouguereau was born in La Rochelle, France on November 30, 1825, into a family of wine and olive oil merchants. He seemed destined to join the family business but for the intervention of his uncle Eugene, a Roman Catholic priest, who taught him classical and Biblical subjects, and arranged for Bouguereau to go to high school. Bouguereau showed artistic talent early on and his father was convinced by a client to send him to the École des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux, where he won first prize in figure painting for a depiction of Saint Roch. To earn extra money, he designed labels for jams and preserves