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La Brise du Printemps (Spring Breeze). The painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau
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La Brise du Printemps (Spring Breeze)

The French painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau concluded the artwork entitled La Brise du Printemps, also known as Spring Breeze in English, during the year 1895. He was most famous for his portrayals of voluptuous and idealized female nudes, mostly of Greek Goddesses or nymphs. The artist would blend innocence and sensuality in his artwork, some leading to much debate. The artist’s choice of portraying sensualized female nudes was also due to the taste of his patrons, which ultimately dictated what direction his work would take. Bouguereau declared about how his clients tastes in art changed the course of his artistic production – a fact criticized by some art historians. Even though his patrons had a certain influence on his work, there is no denying the magnitude of his art.

Bouguereau was a student at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts, where he learned the traditional values of academic art. By intensively studying the work and painting techniques of the Renaissance masters, the French artist was able to take the idea of a realistic and idealized portrayal to an extreme. Bouguereau achieved a virtually photorealistic representation in his artwork, placing the viewer directly in contact with the scene.

In La Brise du Printemps, the painter portrays a beautiful nude woman, possibly a nymph. With dark blond hair falling down her shoulders, and a long neck, Bouguereau exudes her sensuality. She has her eyes half open, as well as her lips – showing her teeth with a slight grin. Using both hands, the model covers her breasts while a beautiful green fabric covers her body from the hips down. The same fabric wraps around one of her arms and Bouguereau carefully depicts every detail with exquisite precision.

The model is sitting on a rock near a pond. Next to her, there is some tall vegetation growing on the banks of the water, similar to the color of her fabric. The light blue pond has some simple white highlights but also reflects the dark shadows of the vegetation of the background. There are some spots of light shining from in between the trees in the far background, and the darkness helps bring more attention to her vibrant body. Bouguereau was praised for his anatomically correct artwork, as well as his technique of capturing a realistic skin texture.

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La Brise du Printemps (Spring Breeze) William-Adolphe Bouguereau

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