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Dream Of Spring by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

    Dream Of Spring by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

    Dream Of Spring (Rêve de printemps) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau was created in 1901. The painting is in Indianapolis Museum of Art Newfields. The size of the work is 185,4 x 127 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.

    Dream of Spring is an allegory of spring itself. You will find a young woman perched on a fountain at the back of a beautiful garden. Three playful cupids attempt to crown her with a wreath of spring flowers. Spring marks the escape from winter and also the start of flowers blooming and life returning.

    About the Artist: French academic painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau was born in La Rochelle. At the age of twelve, Bouguereau went to Mortagne-sur-Gironde to stay with his uncle Eugène, a priest, and developed a love of nature, religion and literature. In 1839, he was sent to study for the priesthood at a Catholic college in Pons. Here he was taught to draw and paint by Louis Sage, who had studied under Ingres. Bouguereau reluctantly left his studies to return to his family, now residing in Bordeaux. Bouguereau became a student at the École des Beaux-Arts… Read more

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