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William-Adolphe Bouguereau The Abduction of Psyche

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

William-Adolphe Bouguereau The Abduction of Psyche

The Abduction of Psyche (Le ravissement de Psyché) was painted by William-Adolphe Bouguereau in 1895. Psyche was not a natural-born goddess. She was the daughter of a king and queen. When Psyche grew up she was so beautiful and graceful that people dared to compare her beauty to Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. Aphrodite was thought to be the most beautiful goddess/woman who ever lived, and Psyche made her jealous.  buy famous paintings reproductions online

All the gods and men who once loved Aphrodite now turned towards Psyche. This made Aphrodite very mad and jealous.To get rid of Psyche, Aphrodite asked her son Eros to make Psyche fall in love with the ugliest man on Earth. Eros shoots golden arrows which make people fall in love. He accidentally pricked himself with one of his arrows and fell in love with Psyche himself. He could not bear to do harm to her, so they got married and had a daughter named Hedone (called Voluptas in Roman mythology). Hedone is seen as the personification of lust. paintings reproductions sale

Aphrodite said she would allow the marriage if Psyche could take a challenge and pass. Psyche was supposed to live with her husband without knowing who he was or what he looked like. Psyche’s sisters Orotia and Thessela tricked her into believing that her husband might be a monster or that he might be cheating on her, so she lit a candle and looked at his face and found out he was Eros. Eros left and Psyche meet Aphrodite for the first time.
Aphrodite said Psyche could get her husband back if she completed four tasks, the last one being to retrieve some cream from Hades and bring it back to Aphrodite. Psyche passed these tests with the help of Zeus and she and Eros were allowed to be together.

William-Adolphe Bouguereau The First Kiss

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

William-Adolphe Bouguereau The First Kiss

The First Kiss (L’Amour et Psyché, enfants or Cupid and Psyche) was painted by William-Adolphe Bouguereau in 1890. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 119.5 cm, Width: 71 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com. buy famous paintings reproductions online

William-Adolphe Bouguereau The Dance

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

The Dance (La Danse) was painted by William-Adolphe Bouguereau in 1850-6. It is currently held in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 387 cm, Width: 180 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com. paintings reproductions sale

William-Adolphe Bouguereau Art nude

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

William-Adolphe Bouguereau Art nude

Art nude (La Vague) was painted by William-Adolphe Bouguereau in 1896. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 121 cm, Width: 160.5 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com. buy famous paintings reproductions online

William-Adolphe Bouguereau The Elder Sister

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

William-Adolphe Bouguereau The Elder Sister

The Elder Sister (La soeur aînée) was painted by William-Adolphe Bouguereau in 1869. The painting shows a girl (“the elder sister”) sitting on a rock and holding a sleeping baby (“the younger brother”) on her lap, with a quiet rural landscape behind them. For this scene, Bouguereau’s daughter Henriette and son Paul served as models. buy famous paintings reproductions online

The perfect beauty of the girl, her eyes, looking directly at the beholders, the balance of the composition, including positioning of the legs and arms of the children — all this reveals Bouguereau’s academic painting style, who was considered to be one of the most known European realistic-genre artists of his time. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 130 cm, Width: 97 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

William-Adolphe Bouguereau The Return of Spring

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

William-Adolphe Bouguereau The Return of Spring

The Return of Spring (Le Printemps) was painted by William-Adolphe Bouguereau in 1886. It is among the more well known. It is currently on display at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1890 and again in 1976, the painting was physically attacked by several people offended by its overtly sensual nudity. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 201.3 cm, Width: 117.8 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com. buy famous paintings reproductions online

William-Adolphe Bouguereau The Goose Girl

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

William-Adolphe Bouguereau The Goose Girl

The Goose Girl was painted by William-Adolphe Bouguereau in 1869. The painting is one of many examples that Bouguereau specialized in paintings of beautiful women, and innocent, barefoot, young peasant girls. famous paintings reproductions sale

It is part of the permanent collection of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 152 cm, Width: 74 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

William-Adolphe Bouguereau The Nut Gatherers

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

William-Adolphe Bouguereau The Nut Gatherers

The Nut Gatherers (Les Noisettes) was painted by William-Adolphe Bouguereau in 1882. It is one of the most popular pieces at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The painting was donated to the museum by William E. Scripps in 1954. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 134 cm, Width: 87.5 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com. paintings reproductions sale

William-Adolphe Bouguereau The Shepherdess

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

William-Adolphe Bouguereau The Shepherdess

The Shepherdess (Pastourelle) was painted by William-Adolphe Bouguereau in 1889. It depicts an idyllic, pastoral scene of a lone young woman in peasant attire posed for the artist, her arms balancing a stick across her shoulders, standing barefooted in the foreground. In the background are oxen grazing in the field. buy famous paintings reproductions online

It is one of many paintings by Bouguereau depicting shepherdesses, including one of the same name created in 1881. The subject is a model employed by Bouguereau for this and other paintings, including The Bohemian. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 158.7 cm, Width: 93.3 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

William-Adolphe Bouguereau Evening Mood

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

William-Adolphe Bouguereau Evening Mood

Evening Mood(Humeur Nocturne) was painted by William-Adolphe Bouguereau in 1882. It is an allegorical painting. The painting is part of the world’s art collection of the Havana’s Museum of Fine Arts, in Cuba. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 207.5 cm, Width: 108 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com. buy famous paintings reproductions online