Monday, March 8, 2010


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William Adolphe Bouguereau
(French, 1825-1905)
Marguerite, 1900
Oil on canvas

So spring-ful!


  1. I really like this! But is it just me, or is the proportion a little off?

  2. I think her body does seem a bit small for her face . . . but Bouguereau was a highly trained artist, so you wouldn't think he'd make a mistake like that. O_o

  3. Maybe he was making a point? Such as something like how fast young children grow up?

    I love the flowers! Particularly the one at her feet.

  4. Well, thinking of the painting in context (another painting of flowers and a cute child in sunshine by an academic artist) he probably wasn't making a point like that. From what I've seen, Bouguereau used titles and well known symbolism to make points in his paintings.
    Maybe he painted a young child but then made the face look a bit older simply because he thought it'd be prettier that way?