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Portrait of Anna Head

Work Interrupted

Return from the Harvest

Seated Nude .

The Shell .

The Secret .

Rest in Harvest .

Song of the Angels .

Young Girl Defending Herself From Eros .

Orestes Pursued by The Furies .

A Soul Brought to Heaven .

Temptation .

Portrait of Madame la Contesse de Cambaceres .

First Caresses .

By the Edge of a Stream .

Art and Literature .

The Little Begar Girls .

Little Mauraders .

The Nymphaeum .

The Bathers .

The Pet Bird .

Childhood Idyll .

At the Edge of the River .

The Gipsies .

Les Danse .

Crown of Flowers .

Young Priestess .

Nymphis and Saytr .

The First Kiss .

Invading Cupid’s Realm .

La Tricoteuse .

The Birth of Venus .

Evening Mood The Shepherdess .

Homer and His Guide .

The Young Shepherdess The Little Shepherdess .

Le Printemps .

The Broken Pitcher .

L’Innocence Cupidon .

He never forgot his difficult early days.As a young man. True to his serious and industrious nature. working secretly. and his love of rich color are hallmarks of Bouguereau's exquisite paintings . he assisted young artists who were struggling as he had to pursue an artistic career in the face of financial difficulties. In his spare time. This diligence and discipline resulted in an extrordinarily productive artistic life. Bouguereau put himself through the Ecole des BeauxArts by keeping books for a wine merchant and coloring lithographic labels for a local grocer. he created drawings from memory. The tenderness with which he portrayed children and domestic scenes. Bouguereau made a careful study of form and technique and steeped himself in classical sculpture and painting. his technical skill and passion for the classics. he worked deliberately and industriously: before beginning a painting he would master the history of his subject and complete numerous sketches. Like many painters of the second half of the 19th century. Bouguereau produced more than seven hundred finished works and achieved a remarkable level of public acclaim and financial success. however. late in the evening.

. California 94927).A good book on Bouguereau has finally been published in English (in May 1996) by Fronia E. One source I have heard about (but have not yet seen myself) is a museum catalog from a Paris/Montreal/Hartford exhibition in 1984 which has long been out of print (ISBN 2-89192-047-3).00 published by Pomegranate Artbooks). It is a must for any serious Bouguereau fan. Pomegranate Artbooksalso has recently published a very nice address book and a pocket calendar with some fine reproductions of Bouguereau's paintings (Box 6099. and his methods.very little has been written about Bouguereau. I have heard rumors of a few out of print books (in French and Italian) on Bouguereau but as yet I have been unable to locate any of them.There is also supposed to be a nice postcard book of 30 Bouguereau paintings available from the MOMA store (212-879-5500 for $8. Rohnert Park. There is a poster available of Temptation available from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts over the net. Despite his artistic genius and wide popularity. his paintings.Bouguereau is a particular favorite of mine and is the generates more fan mail for this gallery than any of the other artists. Wissman simply entitled Bouguereau (ISBN 0-87654-582-7.95 + 4. $30.50 shipping and handling).