Originally published as part of the two-volume set, now available for the first time as a single volume, this edition includes an additional chapter entitled 'William Bouguereau's Nymph and Satyr'. It is a detailed discussion of the painting, one of his most significant works, and is written by Kara Lysandra Ross. The book also includes the full biography of the artist.
The book runs over 520 pages. Hard cover with dust jacket.
Today, more than 100 museums and galleries across the world exhibit Bouguereau's work, including the Musee d'Orsay (Paris), the Denver Art Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) The Hermitage (St. Petersburg), Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery (UK), Chi-Mei Museum (Taiwan), Tyne & Wear Museums (UK).
Over 340 color images of Bouguereau paintings
Over 100 full page plates
Another 170 images in black and white, most of which are biographical, including photographs of Bouguereau in his studio, family members, Bouguereau with his students, letters, drawings, etc.
Signed copies are also available.
"I loved the book and appreciate the vast effort it took to obtain that much detail. His life was focused but unfortunately peppered with losses of loved ones. It is a long book but one I could read forever."
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