William Adolphe Bouguereau Breton Brother and Sister Art Print
ABOUT THIS PIECE
Academic Classicist Painter William Adolphe Bouguereau's Breton Brother and Sister was created in 1871 and the painting is in Metropolitan Museum of Art New York. The original size of the work is 129,2 x 89,2 cm and is made of oil on canvas.
Based on sketches Bouguereau made while summering in Brittany in the late 1860s, this picture was completed in the artist’s studio in 1871. His young models, posed in traditional Breton costumes, epitomize the ideal of virtuous and attractive peasants living a simple life in close contact with nature. This type of scene was quickly snapped up by American collectors, earning Bouguereau fame and fortune.
The Artist: William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825 - 1905) was a French academic painter. In his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRODUCT
Art Movement: Academic Classicism
Location and Reference: Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
To create this canvas print, the image is printed directly onto an artist-grade cotton canvas. Our Giclee Museum Quality Prints use inks resistant to fading and allow the tonalities and hues of the Original Painting. An acrylic coating protects the canvas print from dust and moisture. Finished with a suitable colored portion in addition to the size, this canvas print provides an artistic look with depth and texture.