Song of the Angels (1881) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Song of the Angels - William-Adolphe Bouguereau - 1881

Artwork Information

TitleSong of the Angels
ArtistWilliam-Adolphe Bouguereau
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions152.4 x 213.4 cm
Art MovementAcademicism
Current LocationMuseum at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park, Glendale, California
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About Song of the Angels

The Song of the Angels, also referred to as The Virgin with Angels, is an oil painting created in 1881 by the French academic painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau. The painting, which is displayed at the Forest Lawn Museum, measures 213.4 × 152.4 cm. It depicts angels serenading the Virgin and child to sleep, and features a photo-realistic style that combines Neoclassical elements with an elegant figurative approach.

Bouguereau, known for his traditional style, produced at least 822 paintings during his lifetime. Song of the Angels is a fine example of his work, showcasing his technical skills and characteristic approach to figurative representation. Despite featuring supernatural beings, the painting has a humanistic element that draws the viewer into the scene and evokes a sense of serenity and beauty.

Handmade reproductions of Song of the Angels are available for purchase, allowing art lovers and collectors to appreciate Bouguereau’s masterpiece in the comfort of their own homes. The painting continues to inspire admiration and awe, and its enduring appeal is a testament to Bouguereau’s enduring artistic legacy.

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