Sunday, September 7, 2014

William Adolphe Bouguereau Art

My first introduction to the art of William-Adolphe Bouguereau was back in the 1980s in Cleveland, Ohio. The most beautiful heavenly ANGEL ART posters are those by William-Adolphe Bouguereau! Let me introduce you to a few of my favorite art works by this master.

william adolphe bouguereau mother and children art poster
We had taken a Sunday trip to The Cleveland Museum of Art. I saw this huge oil painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau of a mother and her children as shown here -- it was the most magnificent painting.

Allow me to introduce you to the fabulous angel art posters of William-Adolphe Bouguereau.

The most beautiful heavenly angel art posters are those by William-Adolphe Bouguereau! It is angel art xtraordinaire!

Heavenly Photo Credit: Mother and Children Art Print by William-Adolphe Bouguereau.

Are you an art fan of William-Adolphe Bouguereau?
  1. Yes I am a fan of William-Adolphe Bouguereau and have some of his art!
  2. I'm a fan of William-Adolphe Bouguereau, but don't yet own any of his art.
  3. Thank you for introducing me to William-Adolphe Bouguereau and his art.
  4. I will be buying some of the art of William-Adolphe Bouguereau!
  5. I'm not really a fan of this art.
My Favorite Art
Without a doubt, this is my favorite work of Bouguereau's! Seeing this work in The Cleveland Museum of Art imprinted a vision upon my brain and soul that I am experiencing each time I think of this master.

Check out his work!

The Paintings of William Bouguereau - 220 hi-resolution printable images of women, girls, cherubs by a true Victorian master. (Lunagirl Images Fine Art and Illustration Series)

If you love the angel art of Bouguereau, you will love this collection of his paintings.

beautiful for altered art, decoupage, paper piecing and collage, transparencies, scrapbooking, tags, journals, framed prints, fabric transfers, jewelry, and lovely cards. All paintings have titles and most have dates.

Background Info on Bouguereau

William Bouguereau, born in France in 1825, was one of the most successful and popular painters of the second half of the 19th century. His works express perhaps better than any other's the values of classical French academic art: exquisite drawing and masterful perspective, rich coloration, dramatic yet harmonious composition, and classical and realistic subjects masterfully modeled. His technical skill is unquestionable. Yet these very qualities represent much of what the then-new school of Impressionism rebelled against, and Bouguereau's work, dismissed and scorned as academic; fell into near obscurity for many years after his death.

In recent decades, Bouguereau has been rediscovered by art historians, curators, and buyers. Museums display his work and his paintings bring ever-higher prices at auction.

Those who love this artist's work appreciate the tenderness with which he portrayed children and young women, his subtle revelation of personality and mood, his glowing colors, his lovely angels and graceful nudes, and the astonishingly realistic yet delicately transcendent quality of the images he created.

Bouguereau was a disciplined and prolific artist, known to have created over 700 finished paintings in his long lifetime. He painted, sketched, and planned tirelessly and passionately, and was also a devoted teacher.

Among his many achievements, one rarely mentioned is his role in opening the French art academies to women artists. He died in 1905.

William Bouguereau: His Life and Works
Originally published as part of the two-volume set, now available for the first time as a single volume.

This edition includes a chapter entitled 'William Bouguereau's Nymph and Satyr'. It is a detailed discussion of the painting, one of his most significant works, and is written by Kara Lysandra Ross.

A beautifully illustrated and comprehensive biography of French academic painter William Bouguereau.

It explores the relevance of his life and work during a period which embodied the Classical Tradition.

Bouguereau Angel Art

Thanks for visiting!

Personally, I think that William-Adolphe Bouguereau was a fabulous artist. Ever since I discovered his beautiful painting in The Cleveland Museum of Art in the early 1980s, I have been an art fan of his. It is so great to have affordable art posters of his. Love him or own some of his work? Well, let us hear about it!

History: William-Adolphe Bouguereau Angel Art was originally created on October 6, 2009. On September 30, 2011 this lens earned the Squidoo Purple Star Award for quality content. Highest lensrank ever achieved: #3,223 overall. Lens #505 in the quest for Giant Squid 600 Club.

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