William-Adolphe Bouguereau “plus”

Young lady saying no to Cupid.

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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.

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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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On a different note.

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Just in case you are thinking it, I have no intentions of committing self murder. I have cheated death once, and intend to be around for many years to come.

 Naturally  some would hope not. “Well to those I say. “tough”  🙂

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10 responses to “William-Adolphe Bouguereau “plus”

  1. and around for a long time I hope……Ive still that choccy cake to cook for you ,,,,,xx

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  2. Glad you are still around Kenny keep up the good work

    Suki x

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  3. wow quite the halloween sprit here

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    • In the skies of Middlesbrough, soon shall appear fireworks 😦 Don’t like them. Thank you for your visit, I shall come and take a look at your page very soon.
      Pleased to meet you.

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  4. Two very different notes indeed! I like your frame of mind and say “tough”, too, to those who might disagree. I just noticed the moon and star with whom you are hobnobbing in your new gravatar. Good job there.

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  5. Thank you for the art lesson, I love all the new things I discover every day just perusing blogs.
    I for one am glad you’re still around and I love reading your page even though I don’t always comment x

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