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The French artist William-Adolphe Bouguereau concluded the oil painting entitled The Bohemian in 1890. The artwork portrays a modest young woman sitting on the south banks of the Seine with a violin on her lap, and the vision of the grand Notre Dame in the background. The painter’s most famous works depicted mythological characters or sacred themes of the Bible – whether in the form of nude nymphs and Goddesses, or Holy women like the mother of Christ, Bouguereau mostly portrayed women and young girls.
Another theme the artist explored was the idyllic scenes, also focusing on the female figure. While other painters of this period turned their back to the rural life, Bouguereau looked towards shepherdesses, fishers, beggars, and, like in this case, bohemians to create beautiful portraits. The painter would often hire models for his paintings, like in The Bohemian, which the same model appears in another pastoral artwork concluded a year earlier entitled Pastourelle [Shepherdess]. In both works, the woman is barefoot and with simple clothing.
Bouguereau placed the young woman centered on the canvas, sitting on a concrete bench, where the artist wrote W-BOVCVEREAV-1890 as if it were engraved on the side. Some weeds are growing from the ground by her feet, which balance the green pigments of her decorated red-brown scarf. To the left of the canvas, a single brown tree trunk can be seen with some light green leaves growing from the branches, while some dry orange leaves are fallen on the floor. The background is a little bit faded as if it were covered by a light fog – giving little detail to the grand construction in the background.
The model has dark, wavy hair, as well as dark eyes and eyebrows. Bouguereau mastered the representation of the human body and perfectly portrayed posed positions naturally. The girl intertwines her fingers with her arms over her violin, protecting her instrument while supporting one shoulder on her knee. Her expression is innocent but also very sad, showing her possibly harsh life. Bouguereau beautifully represents the textures of skin and fabric, as well as perfectly representing the folds of her garment. The artist was most famous for his portrayals of hands and feet, and The Bohemian is no exception.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Bohemian 1890, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Bohemian 1890 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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