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12/23/10

The Madonna of the Roses (1903) by William Adolphe Bouguereau


William-Adolphe Bouguereau (November 30, 1825 – August
19, 1905) was a French academic painter. William
Bouguereau was a traditionalist whose realistic genre
paintings and mythological themes were modern interpretations
of Classical subjects with a heavy emphasis on the female
human body. Although he created an idealized world, his almost
photo-realistic style was popular with rich art patrons. He was
very famous in his time but today his subject matter and
technique receive relatively little attention compared to the
popularity of the Impressionists.

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