Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Adolphe-William Bouguereau (1825-1905)

Sierra Club

Quotation

One shouldn't believe in all those so-called innovations. There is only one nature and only one way to see it. Nowadays, they want to succeed too fast, this is how they go about inventing new aesthetics, pointillism, pipisme! All this is just to make noise.

Books

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Biographical

Bouguereau produced more than seven hundred finished works. Bouguereau made a careful study of form and technique and steeped himself in classical sculpture and painting. He he known for his sensitive portrayal of domestic scenes, and his passion for the classics. [Adapted from WebMuseum]

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3 comments:

Tru said...

What is this piece called? Anybody know? Its goregous.

Anonymous said...

Le ravissement de Psyché (1895)

Russell McNeil said...

In English it is The Abduction of Psyche (1895)