Bouguereau, Adolphe

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Name
Bouguereau, Adolphe Gender: M
born on 30 November 1825 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place La Rochelle, France, 46n10, 1w10
Timezone LMT m1w10 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 08°14' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 06°48 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 04°56'



Adolphe Bouguereau

Biography

French academic painter and traditionalist. In his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body. During his life he enjoyed significant popularity in France and the United States, was given numerous official honors, and received top prices for his work. As the quintessential salon painter of his generation, he was reviled by the Impressionist avant-garde. By the early twentieth century, Bouguereau and his art fell out of favor with the public, due in part to changing tastes. In the 1980s, a revival of interest in figure painting led to a rediscovery of Bouguereau and his work. Throughout the course of his life, Bouguereau executed 822 known finished paintings, although the whereabouts of many are still unknown.

He died 19 August 1905.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Gauquelin vol 4

Categories

  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist