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William Adolphe Bouguereau Art Prints

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, (30 November 1825 – 19 August 1905) was born in La Rochelle. A student at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he won the Prix de Rome in 1850 and his realistic genre paintings and mythological themes were exhibited in the annual exhibitions of the Paris Salon for his entire working life. Although he fell into disregard in the early 20th century, due perhaps to his staunch opposition to the Impressionists, there is a new appreciation for his work. In his lifetime, Bouguereau painted eight hundred and twenty-six paintings and at the time, was considered to be one of the greatest painters in the world. In 1900, his contemporaries, Degas and Monet reportedly named him as most likely to be remembered as the greatest 19th century French painter. Although with Degas' famous trenchant wit, and the aesthetic tendencies of the two Impressionists, it is possible the statement was meant as an ironic comment on the taste of the future public. Bouguereau's works were eagerly bought, at high prices, especially by American millionaires. After about 1920, Bouguereau fell into a curious disrepute. Some assert this may have been consciously engineered by the new "art expert establishment," who resented his former opposition to new developments in painting. But, it is likely that more profound societal factors were instrumental to this enormous shift in taste and sensibility. For decades, his name was not even mentioned in encyclopedias. Today, over one hundred museums throughout the world exhibit his works. At a rather advanced age, Bouguereau married for the second time, with fellow artist Elizabeth Jane Gardner Bouguereau, one of his pupils. He also used his influence to open many French art institutions to women for the first time, including the “Académie Française.”
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The Virgin with Angels, 1900 Fine Art Print
The Virgin with Angels, 1900
18" x 24"
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Price: $60.99
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Greek Goddess Eos, the Goddess of Dawn Fine Art Print
Greek Goddess Eos, the Goddess of Dawn
12" x 22"
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Price: $46.99
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Cupidon Fine Art Print
Cupidon
18" x 24"
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Price: $31.99
Sale: $15.99
Cupid and Psyche, 1889 Fine Art Print
Cupid and Psyche, 1889
18" x 24"
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Price: $31.99
Sale: $15.99
The Oreads, 1902 Fine Art Print
The Oreads, 1902
18" x 24"
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Price: $31.99
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The Heart's Awakening, 1892 Fine Art Print
The Heart's Awakening, 1892
18" x 24"
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Price: $31.99
Sale: $15.99
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