William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1880 - A Young Girl Defending Herself against Eros - fine art print

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The work of art called "A Young Girl Defending Herself against Eros" was painted by the male artist William-Adolphe Bouguereau in 1880. The artwork measures the size: 81,6 x 57,8 cm. Oil on canvas was applied by the French artist as the technique for the painting. Nowadays, the piece of art is in the the The J. Paul Getty Museum's art collection. With courtesy of The J. Paul Getty Museum (licensed: public domain).: . In addition to this, the alignment of the digital reproduction is portrait and has a ratio of 1 : 1.4, which means that the length is 29% shorter than the width. William-Adolphe Bouguereau was a male painter, whose style was mainly Realism. The artist was born in the year 1825 in La Rochelle, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France and died at the age of 80 in 1905.

What does the The J. Paul Getty Museum write about this 19th century artwork created by William-Adolphe Bouguereau? (© Copyright - The J. Paul Getty Museum - The J. Paul Getty Museum)

A young nude woman sits with her arms outstretched, pushing away a winged boy. He is Cupid, the god of love, holding up an arrow to pierce her. The title suggests that the young woman is trying to defend herself, yet she smiles and struggles unconvincingly against the mischievous little god.

Visitors to the Paris exhibitions of the 1870s and 1880s loved William-Adolphe Bouguereau's paintings. The Getty Museum's painting repeats a larger composition that Bouguereau made for the Paris Salon in 1880; a viewer probably saw the larger version there and requested a smaller one for private viewing.

Bouguereau placed his mythological fantasy in an idyllic, Arcadian landscape. In fact, he made this composition in his studio, copying the landscape from the neighboring French countryside and using one of his favorite models.

Structured artwork details

Title of the artwork: "A Young Girl Defending Herself against Eros"
Artwork categorization: painting
Category: modern art
Temporal classification: 19th century
Created in the year: 1880
Artwork age: 140 years old
Original medium: oil on canvas
Size of the original artpiece: 81,6 x 57,8 cm
Museum: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Place of the museum: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Web page: The J. Paul Getty Museum
License type: public domain
Courtesy of: The J. Paul Getty Museum

Artist summary table

Artist: William-Adolphe Bouguereau
Alias names: william bouguereau, Bougueareau, w.m bouguereau, Bouguerau William, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, w.a. bouguereau, Bouguereau William, W. Bourguereau, Adolphe William Bouguereau, bouguereau w., Bougereau, Bouguereau William Adolphe, wm bouguereau, Bouguereau, Bougeureau, bouguereau w., W. Bouguereau, Bouguereau Adolphe-William, W Bourgureau, Bouguereau Adolphe William, בוגרו ויליאם אדולף, w. a. bouguereau, Bouguereau William-Adolphe
Artist gender: male
Artist nationality: French
Professions of the artist: painter
Country of origin: France
Classification: modern artist
Art styles: Realism
Died at the age of: 80 years
Born: 1825
Hometown: La Rochelle, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Year died: 1905
City of death: La Rochelle, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

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  • Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating): The acrylic glass print, which is often named as a print on plexiglass, transforms your favorite original artwork into brilliant wall décor and offers a distinct alternative option to canvas or dibond prints. The artwork will be printed with modern UV printing machines. This has the image effect of rich, deep colors.

Structured item details

Print categorization: art reproduction
Method of reproduction: digital reproduction
Manufacturing method: UV direct print (digital printing)
Product Origin: Germany
Type of stock: production on demand
Product use: wall gallery, art collection (reproductions)
Image orientation: portrait alignment
Side ratio: 1 : 1.4 - (length : width)
Side ratio interpretation: the length is 29% shorter than the width
Materials you can choose from: poster print (canvas paper), metal print (aluminium dibond), canvas print, acrylic glass print (with real glass coating)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) options: 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) size variants: 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Poster print (canvas paper): 50x70cm - 20x28"
Aluminium print variants: 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Art print framing: not included

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