Work Interrupted (Le travail interrompu) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau was created in 1891. The painting is in Mead Art Museum. The size of the work is 160 x 99,7 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.
In this fanciful depiction of life in ancient Greece, a playful Cupid anoints a young woman’s ear with perfume, distracting her with thoughts of love as her mind wanders from her tedious task of winding balls of wool. Bouguereau’s strict adherence to a realistic, classical style gained him widespread acclaim in France and the United States at the same time that the Impressionist painters were struggling to establish a different approach. The luminous color and delicate, almost invisible brush strokes are hallmarks of Bouguereau’s work. (Read more in Mead Art Museum)
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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