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Title Bouguereau & America / edited by Tanya Paul, Stanton Thomas ; texts by Tanya Paul, Stanton Thomas, Eric Zafran, Martha Hoppin, Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Catherine Sawinski.

Publication Info. Milwaukee, WI : Milwaukee Art Museum ; Memphis, TN : Memphis Brooks Museum of Art ; New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2019]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    759.4 Bouguereau,W BOU    Available
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Description 191 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
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Exhibitions Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name held at Milwaukee Art Museum from February 15 to May 12, 2019, at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art from June 22 to September 22, 2019, and at San Diego Museum of Art from November 9, 2019 to March 15, 2020.
Summary "Seeking to bring Gallic sophistication and worldly elegance into their galleries and drawing rooms, wealthy Americans of the late 19th and early 20th centuries collected the work of William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) in record numbers. This revelatory volume offers an in-depth exploration of Bouguereau's overwhelming popularity in turn-of-the-century America and the ways that his work--widely known from reviews, exhibitions, and inexpensive reproductions--resonated with the American public. While also lauded by the French artistic establishment and a dominant presence at the Parisian Salons, Bouguereau achieved his greatest success selling his idealized and polished paintings to a voracious American market. In this book, the authors discuss how the artist's sensual classical maidens, Raphaelesque Madonnas, and pristine peasant children embodied the tastes of American Gilded Age patrons, and how Bouguereau's canvases persuasively functioned as freshly painted Old Masters for collectors flush with new money"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Treasures of a millionaire's mansion: Bouguereau and his American collectors / Tanya Paul -- The good, the bad, and the ugly : Bouguereau and his American critics / Stanton Thomas -- Bouguereau in the museum : a selected survey / Eric Zafran -- "Not of the bold itinerant class" : Bouguereau's paintings of poor children / Martha Hoppin -- William-Adolphe Bouguereau : a problem for art history / Abigail Solomon-Godeau.
Subject Bouguereau, William Adolphe, 1825-1905 -- Exhibitions.
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Art and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Paul, Tanya, editor.
Thomas, Stanton, editor.
Milwaukee Art Museum, organizer, host institution, issuing body.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, organizer, host institution, issuing body.
San Diego Museum of Art, host institution.
Yale University Press, issuing body.
Added Title Bouguereau and America
ISBN 9780300241358 (hardcover)
0300241356 (hardcover)
9781938885105 (paperback)
1938885104 (paperback)

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