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William-Adolphe Bouguereau concluded the oil painting entitled Crown of Flowers in 1884. The artist was most known for his photorealistic representations of fantastical scenes from Greek mythology or themes from the Bible. Most of his work portrays the female figure, nude or not, as well as more innocent paintings of young girls. Unlike most Classical painters of the time, Bouguereau turned his attention to idyllic subjects, an influence of Theocritus’ short poems that spoke of the peasant life in rural areas.
As a student of the École des Beaux-Arts, Bouguereau learned traditional oil painting techniques of the Renaissance masters. Their work was influenced by the arts and culture of the ancient Greeks, and consequently, Bouguereau was too. By working with live models and observing the desiccation of real cadavers, the French artist was able to depict anatomically correct figures, being recognized primarily for his portrayal of hands and feet. The Academic painter was also able to represent different textures with realistic precision, like soft skin and different fabrics. For the most part, Bouguereau painted idealized female figures with light, porcelain-like skin.
In the artwork Crown of Flowers, the artist painted an intriguing scene where a young woman creates a crown of wildflowers on the head of a girl. In the front, the shorter model stands facing forward with an extremely ambiguous stare into the distance. Her gaze is one of the main focal points of the artwork, as it breaks the overall care-free atmosphere of the scene. By holding her bright blue skirt up, the little girl gathers tiny red, yellow blue, and green flowers – the same kind that keeps her blond hair back. She wears a white, short sleeve shirt under her light brown dress. Both girls are barefoot, like in most of Bouguereau’s paintings of peasants.
The older girl is positioned slightly to the left of the composition, behind the other model. She has dark hair, wears a long white sleeve shirt underneath her dark purple and gray dress. The young woman is smiling and tilting her head down, looking at the crown she is constructing. She delicately places her hands around the young girl’s head, as if caught in mid-action. The scene is set at outdoors, and there are some dark bushes right behind the central figures. The far background shows an ochre and green field of grass that leads to the horizon.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Crown of Flowers, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Crown of Flowers 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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Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
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