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The Dance by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

    The Dance by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

    The Dance (La Danse) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau was created in 1856. The painting is in Musee d’Orsay, Paris. The size of the work 366 x 181 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.

    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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