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William-Adolphe Bouguereau (November 30, 1825 - August 19, 1905) was a French academic painter. Bouguereau was a staunch traditionalist whose realistic genre paintings and mythological themes were modern interpretations of Classical subjects with a heavy emphasis on the female human body.


Although he created an idealized world, his almost photo-realistic style was popular with rich art patrons. He was very famous in his time but today his subject matter and technique receive relatively little attention compared to the popularity of the Impressionists.



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Arion on a Sea Horse - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Arion on a Sea Horse
The Bather - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
The Bather
Les agneaux (Lambs) - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Les agneaux (Lambs)
Autoportrait present├ę ├á M. Sage (Self-portrait presented... - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Autoportrait present├ę ├á M. Sage (Self-portrait presented...
Beaute Romane 1904 - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Beaute Romane 1904
La le├žon difficile (The difficult lesson) - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
La le├žon difficile (The difficult lesson)
Apres Le Bain 1875 - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Apres Le Bain 1875
The Abduction of Psyche 1895 - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
The Abduction of Psyche 1895
Washerwomen of Fouesnant - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Washerwomen of Fouesnant
L'Amour Mouille (Wet Cupid) - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
L'Amour Mouille (Wet Cupid)
La Nuit - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
La Nuit
Family Time - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Family Time
Biblis - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Biblis
La nymphee - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
La nymphee
Song of the Angels - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Song of the Angels
The Elder Sister 1869 - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
The Elder Sister 1869
An Angel - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
An Angel
Nymphes et Satyre (Nymphs and Satyr) - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Nymphes et Satyre (Nymphs and Satyr)
La Vierge au Lys (The Virgin of the Lilies) - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
La Vierge au Lys (The Virgin of the Lilies)
A la Fontaine (At the Fountain) - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
A la Fontaine (At the Fountain)
The Flagellation Of Christ - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
The Flagellation Of Christ
L'Etoile Perdue (The Lost Pleiad) - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
L'Etoile Perdue (The Lost Pleiad)
La Brise du Printemps (Spring Breeze) - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
La Brise du Printemps (Spring Breeze)
Les Oreades - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Les Oreades
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