Antique painting "Spring Dream"

Antique painting "Spring Dream"
Antique painting "Spring Dream"
Antique painting "Spring Dream"
Antique painting "Spring Dream"
Antique painting "Spring Dream"
Antique painting "Spring Dream"
Antique painting "Spring Dream"
Antique painting "Spring Dream"
Antique painting "Spring Dream"
Antique painting "Spring Dream"

The painting "Spring Dream", stunning in its manner of execution from the original canvas of the artist - Adolphe-William Bouguereau. Oil on canvas.


William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) was one of the great French artists of the XIX century. Wrote a lot (more than eight hundred) paintings in the technique of salon academism.


He was born in La Rochelle (France), in a family of wealthy olive and wine merchants.He studied in Bordeaux at the School of Fine Arts, where he received the first award for a painting depicting St. Roch. In 1850, an aspiring artist wins the Rome Prize and receives a grant for a year's study in Italy, where he learns the basics of classical art, gets acquainted with the brilliant creations of the great masters of the Renaissance and acquires his own recognition.


To achieve authenticity in his paintings, Bouguereau studied historical costumes, archaeology, and also took part in anatomical autopsies. 


The painter's works were exhibited annually at the Paris Salon throughout his life.