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Evening Mood by William-Adolphe Bouguereau - Reproduction Oil Painting
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Evening Mood

William-Adolphe Bouguereau painted the masterpiece entitled Evening Mood, or Le crepuscule in the original French, which was also translated as Twilight, during the year 1882. The artist is known to have concluded over a thousand paintings throughout his career, but only about over eight-hundred have been found. During the 1880s, Bouguereau was at the height of his career, producing refined oil paintings of traditional academic style which were praised by the art critics as well as the public.

Bouguereau participated in the annual exhibit of the Paris Salon during his whole career as an artist. He was trained by the academy and influenced by the Classic art of ancient Greece, as well as the painterly masters of the Renaissance era. Raphael was one of his greatest inspirations, and Bouguereau would study his work intensively. The artist was able to take all of the knowledge of the past masters and create a work of his own, without making copies. Bouguereau’s most famous paintings portray the female figure – from simple peasants to voluptuous nude goddesses.

The artwork Evening Mood is one of the artist’s many portrayals of an idealized and majestic female nude. On a long, vertical canvas, Bouguereau depicted a Goddess of the sea with porcelain-like skin. The artist’s vast knowledge of anatomy allowed him to produce images of the human figure in a variety of poses, and he beautifully captured the delicate features of the female body. In this painting, the model is alone, wrapped in a dark piece of thin fabric and floating over the ocean. One of her hands lays on her shoulder while touching her face. By turning her head towards her shoulders, the artist was able to give a beautiful flow from the back of her neck, down to her arm, which is accompanied by the shape of the fabric.

The Goddesses image is reflected on the ocean’s surface, and the waves carry shades of green and brown. In the background, a sizeable brown boulder can be seen, creating a balance in the composition. The sky is light blue, violet and pink, with a bright, white crescent moon on the top left corner of the canvas. Bouguereau was most praised for his attention to detail and his almost hyperrealistic paintings.

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Evening Mood William-Adolphe Bouguereau

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Painting Price: $356.99
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