December 23, 2016

William Adolphe Bouguereau's Hauntingly Beautiful Madonna's and Christ Child

Virgin of the Angels
Detail, Virgin of the Angels, William Adolphe Bouguereau, 1881.

William Adolphe Bouguereau was born in La Rochelle, France on November 30, 1825. He painted in the French academic style and was considered by most to be a traditionalist. His realistic genre paintings often utilized mythological or biblical themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects. Here is a collection of his hauntingly beautiful paintings of the Madonna and Christ Child.

The Queen of the Angels
The Queen of the Angels, 1900
The Virgin of the Lilies
Detail, The Virgin of the Lilies, 1899
Virgin and Child
Detail,Virgin and Child, 1888
The Madonna of the Roses
Detail, The Madonna of the Roses, 1903
Virgin of the Angels
Detail, Virgin of the Angels, 1881

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