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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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Irène - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Irène
L'Amour A L'Epine - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
L'Amour A L'Epine
Innocence 1890 - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Innocence 1890
Le Premiers Bijoux - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Le Premiers Bijoux
Jeune Bergere (Young Shepherdess) - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Jeune Bergere (Young Shepherdess)
Sur la Greve (On the Rocky Beach) - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Sur la Greve (On the Rocky Beach)
Orestes Pursued by the Furies - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Orestes Pursued by the Furies
Birth of Venus - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Birth of Venus
Two Girls (Childhood Idyll) 1900 - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Two Girls (Childhood Idyll) 1900
Calinerie (A Little Coaxing) - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Calinerie (A Little Coaxing)
Modestie (Modesty) - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Modestie (Modesty)
Psyche and Cupid - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Psyche and Cupid
Bacchante 2 - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Bacchante 2
L'Orage (The Storm) - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
L'Orage (The Storm)
La couturière (Sewing) - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
La couturière (Sewing)
La Cruche Cassée - detail (The Broken Pitcher) - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
La Cruche Cassée - detail (The Broken Pitcher)
Sketch for Night - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Sketch for Night
Chansons de printemps - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Chansons de printemps
The Bohemian 1890 - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
The Bohemian 1890
Young Priestess - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Young Priestess
Child at Bath 1886 - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Child at Bath 1886
Boucles D'Oreilles (The earrings) - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Boucles D'Oreilles (The earrings)
All Saints' Day (Le jour des morts) 1859 - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
All Saints' Day (Le jour des morts) 1859
Adolphe William Bouguereau II - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - www.bouguereau.org
Adolphe William Bouguereau II
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