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