Over 200 high-resolution images of the art of Bouguereau, printable for crafts cards art jewelry scrapbooks and more. Featuring paintings of children, women, peasant girls, cherubs, nudes, Madonnas, mythological themes, Classical and Renaissance style.
Gorgeous collection by this much-loved Victorian Master! Fine detailed images, categorized by theme, paintings identified by title and date.
- girls pastoral
- mother & child
- sisters & brothers
- cupid & cherubs
- other nudes
- other religious
- women couples classical
About This Artist:
"I accept and respect all schools of painting which have as their basis the sincere study of nature,
the search for the true and the beautiful." - Wm. Bouguereau
William Bouguereau, born in France in 1825, was one of the most successful and popular painters of the second half of the 19th century. His works express perhaps better than any other's the values of classical French academic art: exquisite drawing and masterful perspective, rich coloration, dramatic yet harmonious composition, and classical and realistic subjects masterfully modeled. His technical skill is unquestionable. Yet these very qualities represent much of what the then-new school of Impressionism rebelled against, and Bouguereau's work, dismissed and scorned as "academic," fell into near obscurity for many years after his death.
In recent decades, Bouguereau has been rediscovered by art historians, curators, and buyers. Museums display his work and his paintings bring ever-higher prices at auction. Those who love this artist's work appreciate the tenderness with which he portrayed children and young women, his subtle revelation of personality and mood, his glowing colors, his lovely angels and graceful nudes, and the astonishingly realistic yet delicately transcendent quality of the images he created.
Bouguereau was a disciplined and prolific artist, known to have created over 700 finished paintings in his long lifetime.
He painted, sketched, and planned tirelessly and passionately, and was also a devoted teacher. Among his many achievements, one rarely mentioned is his role in opening the French art academies to women artists. He died in 1905.
Using These Images
COPY & PASTE INTO YOUR IMAGE-EDITING SOFTWARE TO EDIT. Can be printed directly onto any paper, card stock, tissue, vellum, transparencies, stickers, labels, even fabric transfers to make quilt designs and embroidery patterns for personal use. Whatever will work in your printer!
ALL IMAGES ARE 300 DPI.
Images are JPG. Most are 1800 pixels on longest side. This will be approximately 6 inches when printed at 300 dpi, or twice that size at 150 dpi (can be resized before printing, down to very small). Samples may be smaller than actual images. Images are NOT watermarked.
PC USERS: Our image CDs feature a unique and elegant image gallery viewer that showcases the beauty of every image, and makes makes browsing, resizing, and printing simple. You can also zoom, create a slideshow, etc. Our viewer does NOT download anything to your hard drive, requires no unzipping or extra software, and is easy to use. (You may also open images into whatever picture viewer or editor you usually use.) This special feature of our image collections has been a big hit with our customers, but if you prefer your CD without it, just order the "Mac" version (see below).
MAC USERS: Choose the "Mac/no-viewer" version and we will send you a CD that will work on any computer -- all the same images, same excellent organization, carefully arranged into folders for your ease of use. (Note: If you have a PC-emulator your system may read our software, but of course only you can determine that!)
DOWNLOAD: Images will be sent in a zipped file.
Dos and Don'ts
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Images may not be resold or redistributed, and there are limits on commercial use (see full license/terms for details).
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