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William-Adolphe Bouguereau concluded the painting entitled L'aurore in 1881 and is currently at the Birmingham Museum of Art, in Alabama. This artwork portrays the Goddess of the dawn named Eos which was a member of the second generation of divinities and therefore considered a Titaness. The Goddess’ duty was to rise each morning and open the doors of heaven so that the sun could rise. Her figure along with Helios, representing the Sun, and Selene, representing the moon, formed a sacred trinity of brotherhood. The myth tells that the Goddess drove a carriage to conduct her divine tasks, and is usually described in it, along with a thin cloak over her body. Eos is also commonly portrayed in tears because of the death of Memnon, the Ethiopian king, and her son.
The artist created a series of voluptuous women representing each period of the day, including La Nuit (Night), Le Crepuscule (Twilight)(or Evening Mood), and Day. In L'auror, Bouguereau depicted a fantastical scene in which a beautiful nude Goddess smells a white calla lily growing from a pond during the dawn. The model graciously floats over the reflecting water, only touching the tip of her toes on the surface, while her other leg playfully bends backward. She leans to the left of the canvas, to get closer to the single lily blossom. One hand delicately holds the flower, while the other arm is raised, following her shoulder line.
With a natural position of the hand, Eos holds an edge of her fabric, which flows in the air. Painted in exquisite detail, Bouguereau was able to give a great sense of three-dimensionality to the overall scene. Each fold and crest of her peplo were represented in a realistic but idealized manner, as was her body. Bouguereau was a master of portraying the human anatomy, by studying from live models, as well as observing desiccation of cadavers. The Goddess has brown, curly hair that reaches her hips. The vegetation behind her was painted with dark tonalities of brown and green, while the far horizon shows shades of light blue and yellow. The clear sky was represented merely by a gradient from light blue to white pigments. The painter had a vast knowledge of composition and harmony, basing his work on the past masters of the Renaissance.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of L'aurore, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of L'aurore 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.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
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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