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The French artist William-Adolphe Bouguereau painted the innocent portrait entitled Child with Flower in 1878. The painter mostly portrayed the female figure in his work, ranging from children to adults. He was praised for his paintings of voluptuous nudes, primarily mythological characters like Goddesses and nymphs swirling in beautiful fabric and breathtaking landscapes. The young girls in Bouguereau’s paintings were usually in an idyll theme, meaning they were peasants and overall in rural scenes. The term idyll derives from the ancient Greek culture of short poems with subjects of the countryside, created by Theocritus.
During his whole career, Bouguereau participated in the annual exhibit of the Paris Salon. The artist was praised by the art critics of the time, as well as the public, especially for his idealized nudes. Having formal training at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in France, the artist achieved an impeccable style that almost seems hyperrealistic. Bouguereau was tremendously influenced by the ancient Greek art and culture, as well as the masters of the Renaissance era – especially Raphael. By studying the work of these past artists profoundly, Bouguereau created his unique view of Classical painting.
This was a difficult period for the artist, as his oldest son George had passed away in 1875. Only two years later, his beloved wife Nelly Monchablon passed away after the birth of their fifth child Maurice, who also passed about two months later. The couple had already lost their third child, Jeanne, from tuberculosis meaning Bouguereau had already tragically lost three of his five children, as well as his spouse. Later, in 1900 the artist faces another loss, as his son Paul also contracted tuberculosis.
In the artwork Child with Flower, the artist portrays an innocent and captivating scene where a beautiful child holds a bundle of wildflowers in her arms. The number of deaths in Bouguereau’s family is possibly the reason he portrayed so many children in his art. The girl’s blond, shoulder-length hair is messy, as if she just woke up from a nap. The child wears a simple white nightshirt that shows most of her legs and is longer in the back. She holds a bundle of branches as thick as her torso with dark green leaves and some red, white, pink, and violet wildflowers, which she embraces with her arms, intertwining her fingers.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Child With Flowers, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Child With Flowers 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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