ARION ON A SEAHORSE
Fine Art Giclée Print
Original Works: William Adolfe Bougeroux
Print Dimensions: 50cm x 32cm
Framed in Gloss Black
William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) was an academic painter.
In his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body.
As the quintessential salon painter of his generation, he was reviled by the impressionist avant-garde..
Bouguereau was an assiduous painter, often completing twenty or more easel paintings in a single year. Even during the twilight years of his life, he would rise at dawn to work on his paintings six days a week and would continue painting until nightfall.
“Each day I go to my studio full of joy; in the evening when obliged to stop because of darkness I can scarcely wait for the next morning to come … if I cannot give myself to my dear painting I am miserable.”