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William-Adolphe Bouguereau: Figure Sketches 1869 to 1879

2010/09/08

William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s work is exemplary of the artist as master-conductor of his own work.  Bouguereau’s extraordinary attention to detail was made possible by his ability to sketch-out his intentions.  Many of those works are masterpieces in their own, and have survived as it were the transcription to digital imagery.

Si Vis Pacem brings you a collection of Bouguereau’s study sketches, this installment focussed upon the 11 years from 1869 to 1879.  Enjoy!

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William-Adolphe Bouguereau: La Nue Alongee, sketch, 1869

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William-Adolphe Bouguereau: Study for Nymphs and Satyr, sketch #2, 1873

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William-Adolphe Bouguereau: Study for Nymphs and Satyr, sketch #5, 1873

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William-Adolphe Bouguereau: Study for Nymphs and Satyr, sketch #6, 1873

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William-Adolphe Bouguereau: La Naissance de Venus, sketch, 1879

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The final painting became a classic of the era.

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Speaking of delightful nymphs… Bob has a reprise of the gorgeous Nancy McNeil over at TCOTS.

Stacy n’ Smitty serve up a fetching photo of Miss Milano and , of course, more Rule 5 temptations.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. bobbelvedere permalink
    2010/09/08 14:47

    The more I see of his work, the more I am impressed.

    Thanks for the linkage.

  2. 2010/09/08 15:25

    Ta-daaaah!

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