William-Adolphe Bouguereau & The Birth of Venus

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William-Adolphe Bouguereau

French painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) married two opposites: photo-realism and mythical subjects. Known for his highly accurate representations of the human body, and in particular the often venerated female form, Bouguereau gave life to Classical figures with his paintings of Venus, Virgil, The Virgin, and other epic figures. A Realist painter in an era of Impressionists, William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s works are … Read More