William-Adolphe Bouguereau was a great french academic painter and a traditionalist. He is widely popular event today for his mythological themes in portraits, some modern interpretations of classical subjects. He had always loved to emphasis on the female human body.

A 2005 exhibit of three works by Bouguereau at the J. Paul Getty Museum, “instantly became the single most popular work at the museum, ultimately building to tens of thousands of visitors clogging the halls waiting their turn to see the exhibit.”  Recently Bouguereau’s popularity has seen a revival partially due to the work of the Art Renewal Center, which features him as the most popular artist on the site.

Self-Portrait – William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Self-Portrait - William-Adolphe Bouguereau
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Learn from William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Speaking all of it, ask me how does it help the cause of a photographer, what do one portrait photographer learn from all these aspects of absolutely fine-art paintings by Bouguereau. We need to study these paintings, the direction of light, the color selection used in subtle variations, the composition basics, the color of light, the intensity, various elements filling the frame, the gesture and poses of the characters inside the frame.Try a picture falling mere closely to any of these paintings or follow more of these kind of masterpieces, am pretty sure our vision is bound to change so will be our creations.

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More info about William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Fraternal Love, 1851


© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

All Saints Day, 1859

All Saints Day, 1859
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

Gypsy Girl with a Basque Drum, 1867

Gypsy Girl with a Basque Drum, 1867
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

Woman of Cervara and Her Child, 1861

Woman of Cervara and Her Child, 1861
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

Young Woman Contemplating Two Embracing Children, 1861

Young Woman Contemplating Two Embracing Children, 1861
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

Portrait of Mlle Brissac, 1863

Portrait of Mlle Brissac, 1863
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

Sainte Famille, 1863

Sainte Famille, 1863
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

Little Esmeralda, 1874

Little Esmeralda, 1874
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

The Kiss, 1863

The Kiss, 1863
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

At the Edge of the Brook, 1875

At the Edge of the Brook, 1875
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

Sleep, 1864

Sleep, 1864
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

Soup, 1865

Soup, 1865
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

Art and Literature, 1867

Art and Literature, 1867
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

Waiting, 1902

Waiting, 1902
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

Virgin With Angels, 1881

Virgin With Angels, 1881
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

The Thank Offering, 1867

The Thank Offering, 1867
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

Breton Brother and Sister, 1871

Breton Brother and Sister, 1871
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

Italian Girl Drawing Water, 1871

Italian Girl Drawing Water, 1871
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

Far from home, 1874

Far from home, 1874
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

The Secret, 1876

The Secret, 1876
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

At the Edge of the Brook, 1879

At the Edge of the Brook, 1879
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

Mother and Children, 1879

Mother and Children, 1879
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

During the Storm

Flagellation of Our Lord Jesus Christ, 1880
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

The Water Girl (Young Girl Going to the Spring), 1885

The Water Girl (Young Girl Going to the Spring), 1885
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

Thirst, 1886

Thirst, 1886
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

Little sulky, 1888

Little sulky, 1888
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

The Snack, 1895

The Snack, 1895
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

Ladmiration, 1897

Ladmiration, 1897
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

Modesty, 1902

Modesty, 1902
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

Young Mother Gazing At Her Child, 1871

Young Mother Gazing At Her Child, 1871
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

 

The Horseback Ride (1884)

The Horseback Ride (1884)
© William-Adolphe Bouguereau

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