Bouguereau exhibition opens at Philbrook

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BatesLine has saluted the paintings of William Bouguereau on several occasions in the past, so I was excited to read in the latest Urban Tulsa Weekly that Tulsa's Philbrook Museum is hosting an exhibition of Bouguereau's work and that of his students, beginning on Sunday and running through the end of the year.

Holly Wall's story about the exhibition puts Bouguereau's life and career in the context of the artistic trends of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Popular in his lifetime, his work was obscured within a few years after his death by the rise of impressionism. At long last it's respectable again to enjoy realism in painting.


Jeff Shaw Author Profile Page said:

This is why I like you. You go from Bouguereau to Bob Wills, or vice versa, as the case may be. A true Renaissance man. If you think about it, not much unlike Paul Tay, a person I too admire in a wierd sort of way, but you know - differently, of course. Thanks for the reminder on the exhibit.

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