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William-Adolphe Bouguereau concluded the oil portrait entitled La Frileuse, translated as Chilly Girl, in about 1879. The painter took recent trips to Western France, in Rochelle, where he would portray the local people in paintings. He often began the work during his travels and concluded them after returning to his Paris studio. The identity of the child in this portrait is unknown, but she also appears in Bouguereau’s painting entitled Petite fille au bol bleu.
The artist became famous as a painter of breathtaking female nudes, mostly Greek Goddesses and nymphs, but also portraying sacred female figures like Virgin Mary and feminine angels. Bouguereau also liked to pay tribute to an often forgotten part of their society; the peasant workers of the rural areas – likewise a Greek influence, referred to as idyllic paintings. This term originated from the short poem style created by Theocritus which described scenes of the ordinary rural life. Throughout his lifetime, Bouguereau experienced many tragics loses, like the death of his wife, but mostly with his children – four out of five of his children tragically passed away. This could have been a factor upon his paintings, as many of them portray innocent children.
In La Frileuse, the artist portrays a young girl sitting on a step in an indoor environment. She could be preparing for a bath since her white blouse is partially taken off – exposing one arm completely. The child crosses her arms in front of her chest to protect her body from the cold, holding on to her shoulders. She innocently tilts her head while looking directly into the viewer’s eyes. She has light skin, delicate pink lips, blue eyes, and her short blond hair is pulled back with a simple black lace. The model is wearing a long dark green skirt and a small golden drop earring with a red detail, creating a complementary contrast. There is a dark fabric on the floor beside her, possibly her corset or vest. The background is dark, and a square Greek-inspired column can be seen to the right of the composition. Bouguereau was able to create a photo-realistic painting by perfecting his technique in the Academy and was praised by the public and critics throughout his career for his magnificent works of art.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of La frileuse (Chilly girl), you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of La frileuse (Chilly girl) 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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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.
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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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