A Soul Brought to Heaven
The artist and his works almost fell into oblivion. At first famous and highly regarded, he became unpopular after 1920 and many in the art world belittled his work. However, his contemporaries, Degas and Monet reportedly named him as the painter who would most likely be remembered by the year 2000.
The values of his paintings soared after a show of his work in 1974 rehabilitated Bouguereaus reputation. His works were eagerly bought at high prices, and reproductions of his artwork are reportedly selling by the millions worldwide even outselling the reproductions of paintings by the most famous modernists.
L’Amour et Psyché, enfants
This painting is a beautiful work of art which depicts innocence and love.
For those who love cherubs, this is a great art piece to have in your home
The subject of ‘love’ is almost always interpreted by two adults showing affection, but this painting is an example of love that transcends age and time.
A great conversation piece and showcase in any home or office.
Le Ravissement de Psyche
The theme of Psyche and Cupid was a popular subject for artists from different eras. Other artists who created artwork based on the theme were Anthony van Dyck, Luca Giordano, Raphael, Orazio Gentileschi, François Gérard and Jacques-Louis David.
The painting is one of Bouguereau’s most recognizable works. It is praised for the subtle use of color and idealization of the features of its subjects. It is also one of Bouguereaus most romantic pieces.
– Bouguereau only accepted a few commissions in his youth. He refused to be dictated to regarding this matter and one can truly say that he only painted what pleased him.
– Nothing will inspire children more than seeing other children learning a craft at an early age.
Song of the Angels
William Bouguereau was known for his paintings of mythological themes. As a devout Catholic, he is also one of the most beloved religious painters.
Song of the Angels is the most famous painting at the Museum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. It is also regarded as one of the most important examples of Bouguereau’s work.