William Adolphe Bouguereau: The Young Shepherdess (1885)

William Adolphe Bouguereau, The Young Shepherdess (1885). Oil on canvas on board, 157.5 × 72.4 cm (62.0 × 28.5 in). San Diego Museum of Art, Image Source: wikimedia

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. gabychops says:

    Thank you for the outstanding picture! I will read more about this painter as I did not know about him, and he is intriguing.


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    1. My pleasure, always, Joanna! 🙂🌺


  2. She is beautiful. I actually know a decorative painting teacher that offers classes in this style of painting. She uses heat-set oils (which work like regular oil paint, but with no smell and they don’t ‘dry’ until heated. That is great for people like me, as I am allergic to oil paint!) and the result is beautiful. Her name is Mary Kingslan-Gibilisco if you wish to see her work.

    The painting here is just lovely to look at. It certainly romanticizes the role of the shepherdess, doesn’t it? Thanks for another thoughtful post. 🙂

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    1. Good to know! I have not heard of heat-set oils, but the “no smell” part sounds great. My pastel dust does not agree with me 😱, and I fear the regular oil paint fumes might bother me, also. Thanks for telling me about Mary Kingslan-Gibilisco. I found her classes here: https://kingslan.com/products.php?cat=Online+Video+Learning

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      1. I have the Genesis paint from over 20 years ago and they are like brand new. They don’t dry until you heat them and you can make mixes and reuse every crumb of the paint. They are a unique product made by the maker of FEMO clay (polymer clay) so the paint uses the same principle. I don’t know if they are still made by them, (AMACO I think is the company) but they are really cool if you want paint that is workable. A very interesting product. 🙂

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  3. shoreacres says:

    Every time I see one of Bouguereau’s barefooted maidens, I can’t help thinking of k.d. lang. At least in the past, she was given to performing barefoot in similarly simple costume, like this.

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    1. What an interesting connection! Thanks for the link – I can see why k.d. lang came to mind…lol

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  4. Love the composition and her pose. Beautiful!

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    1. A master! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Rosaliene. 🙂

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  5. A wonderful artist! 😊😊

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    1. Agree! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, BRG! 🙂🌺

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  6. What a beautiful painting. ❤

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    1. I’m so pleased you enjoy this, Christopher. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. 🙂🌺

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  7. This painting caught was so fascinating. Thanks Anita

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