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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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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of La Brise du Printemps (Spring Breeze), you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of La Brise du Printemps (Spring Breeze) 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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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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