October 10, 2019

Bouguereau & America exhibition catalogue

$50.00

An in-depth exploration into the immense popularity of William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s work in America throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Wealthy Americans of the late 19th and early 20th centuries collected the work of William-Adolphe Bouguereau in record numbers. This fascinating book offers an in-depth exploration of Bouguereau’s popularity in turn-of-the-century America. It explores the ways that his work resonated with the American public. Bouguereau achieved his greatest success selling his idealized and polished paintings to a voracious American market. The authors discuss how the artist’s sensual classical maidens, and pristine peasant children embodied the tastes of American Gilded Age patrons, and how Bouguereau’s canvases persuasively functioned as freshly painted Old Masters for collectors flush with new money.

199 page hardcover, illustrated.This catalogue accompanies the exhibition, Bouguereau & America, on display at the San Diego Museum of Art from November 9, 2019 to March 15, 2020.

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An in-depth exploration into the immense popularity of William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s work in America throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Wealthy Americans of the late 19th and early 20th centuries collected the work of William-Adolphe Bouguereau in record numbers. This fascinating book offers an in-depth exploration of Bouguereau’s popularity in turn-of-the-century America. It explores the ways that his work resonated with the American public. Bouguereau achieved his greatest success selling his idealized and polished paintings to a voracious American market. The authors discuss how the artist’s sensual classical maidens, and pristine peasant children embodied the tastes of American Gilded Age patrons, and how Bouguereau’s canvases persuasively functioned as freshly painted Old Masters for collectors flush with new money.

199 page hardcover, illustrated.

Additional information

Weight 4.00 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 11 × 1 in

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