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William-Adolphe Bouguereau painted Regina Angelorum, one of his iconic paintings in 1900, only five years before his death. The artist was famous for his classic and realistic portrayals of mythological and biblical themes – mostly female figures. Every element of his artwork was meticulously thought out – from the composition, the posture of the models, lighting, to his use of color – many times appropriating ancient symbology with hidden meanings.
The artwork Regina Angelorum is currently located in Paris, at the Petit Palais. It portrays the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus in her arms – who are featured as the leading figures surrounded by angels. Mother Mary has a bland and peaceful expression on her face, and she looks down in an almost meditative state. She has rosy cheeks and lips, as does the infant baby. Bouguereau follows the classic western representation of Christ, with light, porcelain-like skin and golden blond hair. His light blue eyes stare directly at the viewer, and his arms are open in a gesture of peace. The artist depicts both of Mary’s hands in similar positions as if the baby in her arms was weightless. She stands in front of a large and ornamented thrown, demonstrating her authority of divine power. The nine white stars surrounding her head also signify a divine interference, similar to a halo.
Bouguereau placed about twenty angels around the central figures; some flying above, others standing beside them, and a few kneeling on the clouds in the forefront. Although the angels have the same facial features – a delicate female face with light skin and long blond hair – each figure is portrayed in various angle and with different expressions. All of the angels have large feathered wings on their backs and wear long white robes with golden details. The overall white atmosphere of the painting contrasts with Virgin Mary’s dark clothing. The mother of Christ wears a long red dress, and a dark blue, almost black, cloak with golden details, which covers her head. The way Bouguereau used this contrasting color scheme can be an indication of how Mary wasn’t on the same divine level as the angels or as her son. The artist also demonstrates Christ’s human condition by depicting him nude.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Regina Angelorum, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Regina Angelorum 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.
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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