Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Breath of Beauty

If you hop around the web at all, you have probably seen the art of William-Adolphe Bouguereau. It is utterly lovely to me and I wanted to share it with you. He was born in 1825 and died in 1905 and was a French academic painter. He was "...a traditionalist; in his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of Classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body." (Wiki.) He did a lot of nudes, so do be aware of that when searching for his artwork on the net. I am not featuring any of those as I have a particular appreciation for his work with children and mothers. I hope you enjoy the art. 

The Nut Gatherers

The Haymaker


Portrait of a Young Girl

Parure des Champs

Close up of Parure des Champs:

A Childhood Idyll


The Shepherdess

Le Crabe

I love the realistic beauty of these paintings. This is the kind of artwork that just blows my mind. How could he reproduce such works of loveliness? This kind of talent always humbles me. I hope you enjoy it.


Homeschooling6 said...

I love his art work as well. They are so beautiful, and it's amazing how people have such talent.

Unknown said...

I have seen his artwork on other blogs but didn't know who painted them. Thanks for sharing the info.

Jen U. said...

He is a favorite of mine. I have a board on Pinterest dedicated just to him. :)