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William-Adolphe Bouguereau concluded the oil painting entitled Calinerie, also known as A Little Coaxing during the year 1890. The painter was most famous for his portrayals of nude female figures, like nymphs and Goddesses from the Classic Greek mythology, as well as Holy women like madonnas and Virgin Mary. During his whole career, Bouguereau was featured in the yearly exhibits of the Paris Salon, and his work was adored by the public. Along with painting Classic themes, the French artist also depicted idyllic scene – mostly of peasant women, but also fishers, bohemians, and shepherdess.
In A Little Coaxing, Bouguereau portrays an innocent scene in which two girls, possibly sisters, hug. The younger girl is to the left, with her back facing the viewer. She is wearing a knee-length gray skirt, and a white cotton blouse with a dark green vest, as well as having her long blond hair in a single braid. Both girls are barefoot, as most of Bouguereau’s rural women were. The girl takes a step forward towards the young woman who sits on a concrete step, hugging her over the shoulders and giving a kiss on her cheek with her eyes closed. The model sitting also embraces the little girl and looks directly at the viewer with a soft smile. She has dark hair that is pulled back, showing some rebellious frizzy curls. With a dark blue skirt, a white long sleeve shirt and a checkered scarf over her shoulder, she coordinates with the other figure. Bouguereau was able to keep his paintings current throughout the decades by representing his models in simple clothing instead of the current fashion of the time.
With a rigorous Academic background, Bouguereau mastered the craft of oil painting. He had an excellent understanding of anatomy, as well as representing textures – especially skin and fabric. The models’ clothing falls perfectly on their body, and the wrinkles are realistically portrayed. Next to the girls, a bright orange stands out of the gray concrete surroundings. To the left of the composition, in the background, there is a large dark green vase with a spiky-leave tree, as well as a smaller plant next to it. The title suggests that the younger girl is using flattery to persuade the other to do or give her something – possibly the juicy orange.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Calinerie (A Little Coaxing), you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Calinerie (A Little Coaxing) that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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