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William-Adolphe Bouguereau: Nymphs and Satyr, 1873

2010/10/05

We recently introduced a selection of Bouguereau’s study sketches from 1869 to 1879.

Of these, we were glad to have offered Bouguereau’s masterpiece, la Naissance de Venus here, previously.  Following this theme, we offer a digitally corrected, better resolution image of his Nymphs and Satyr of 1873:

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William-Adolphe Bouguereau: Nymphs and Satyr, 1873

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Speaking of Satyrs and Nymphs… Head on over to Bob’s, where Stacy McCain is pursuing Alyssa Milano.

Stacy’s partner in crime, Smitty, has more Rule 5 pursuits on-tap as well.

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William-Adolphe Bouguereau: Study for Nymphs and Satyr, sketch #1, 1873

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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 #8, 1873

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William-Adolphe Bouguereau: Study for Nymphs and Satyr, sketch #13, 1873

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. 2010/10/05 14:11

    Ran: Always a pleasure to stop in for your classical Rule 5 posts.

    Interesting that the nymphs are portrayed as the aggressors and that the Satyr appears apprehensive.

    In real life – as opposed to the curriculae of college Women’s Studies Programs – males are not invariably the predatory sex.

  2. 2010/10/05 15:36

    Thanks LA.
    That indeed is interesting. Makes one wonder about William’s models? Hey…

  3. bobbelvedere permalink
    2010/10/05 19:44

    Women have always been the main aggressors. It’s just that, until the scourge of Feminism ravaged The West like The Plague, they were much more subtle and graceful about it [see: Courtly Love].

  4. 2010/10/05 21:39

    Courtney Love? Subtle? ; ]

    Thanks guys for dropping by. I’m preparing a few more posts, and perhaps I should look at the aggressesse as a theme.

  5. themadjewess permalink
    2010/10/07 02:29

    Very ethereal
    One of my favs, ty.

    I love this too:

  6. 2010/10/07 03:03

    Hey TMJ!

    Leighton. Hadn’t seen his work before. He was certainly into narrative. Quite the draughtsman, too. Thanx!

    The art Renewal Center has a fair collection.

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