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William-Adolphe Bouguereau: Rapture of Psyche, Revisted


We are revisiting an old friend: William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s Ravissement de Psyché (Rapture of Psyche) of 1895. This work is known also as The Abduction of Psyche and as Cupid and Psyche.  Bouguereau often worked with preliminary sketches, many of which survive to this day as prized works in themselves. One such study is offered below, along with a better image of the master painting.

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William-Adolphe Bouguereau: Study for Ravissement de Psyché, ca.1895

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William-Adolphe Bouguereau: Ravissement de Psyché, 1895

(We’ve taken the liberty of digitally adjusting the contrast and color-shift of the earlier posted image.This post also retains the resolution of the digital master.)  If you enjoyed this post, feel free to try our online Retro Rule Five classical art museum

Speaking of masterpieces… Bob Belvedere has gals galore on-tap.  Smitty has the usual Hub of Hotness thing going, too…

2 Comments leave one →
  1. bobbelvedere permalink
    2010/08/07 19:18

    A great one.

    Thanks for the link.

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