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The French artist William-Adolphe Bouguereau painted the artwork entitled Family Time portraying a loving family scene. Possibly done during the beginning of his career, the painting already shows how he was on the path to mastering his craft and taking Academic art to a new level. Bouguereau studied at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he learned from great masters, like François-Edouard Picot, under the traditional style of oil painting based on the Renaissance artists of the past.
In Family Time, the artist demonstrates his vast knowledge of anatomy, beautifully portraying three different body types. With all three figures in harmony, Bouguereau creates a warm and loving atmosphere in which mother, father, and child rest in nature together forming an almost triangular shape. This theme could be a nod to the Holy Trinity, as the painter often worked with biblical subjects as well. The mother sits on her legs while looking away from the viewer and to her true love, placing a hand on his shoulder. Her light brown hair is put up in buns, and a golden-yellow fabric is wrapped around her legs.
The baby is leaning over his father’s leg, while he reaches over to suckle on his mother’s breast. The child’s posture seems to be of urgency, as the man grips him by the belly so not to fall. His mother holds her breast with her right hand, and the infant grabs her wrist, so to gain security. The model of the father has a strong and defined body, with darker skin and hair than the other two figures. He rests one arm over a wine-red blanket they all sit on while stretching out one leg. He looks directly at the baby with an expression of unconditional love.
The background shows some trees and bushes in shades of green, ochre, and brown, painted in much less detail as the central figures. The thin branches of the tree on the right side of the canvas seems to protect the family as it surrounds and covers them. The sky is clear, although it does not look like a sunny day, and Bouguereau balances the overall warm atmosphere with a light blue cool sky. The structure of the composition between the three figures creates a beautiful unity in the family of three.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Family Time, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Family Time 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.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
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,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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