Oct 14, 2007

Love

I'm in a sappy mood today. William-Adolphe Bouguereau's sentimental paintings are perfect metaphors for love between mothers and children and siblings and fat, cuddly cherubs. Here then is my syrupy 19th-century contribution to this Monday's mute theme: Love.










William-Adolphe Bouguereau's academy paintings are easy to mock. Witness how many of his works have been altered on Worth 1000, a satire site.

14 comments:

Calady said...

I just spent a wonderful weekend with my daughter. Thank you for the lovely pictures. A mother and daughter are a special team. Even better, we are best friends.

Kisses

ArtfulSub said...

That boy had some painting talent. Some of the mockers do too!

Happy Mute Monday.

cb said...

definitely sappy! well done!

Aunty Belle said...

Most endearing....lovely sentiments,
Happy MM!

Vixen said...

Beautiful. :)

Elizabeth said...

They're also ravishing to look at in person (as it were). Lovley color, lovely paint quality. So who cares about a little sappiness....

Bunny said...

Beautiful. Reminds me to enjoy my children while they are little, even as they drive me insane!

Happy MM!

Kate said...

Beautiful! Lovely paintings! Happy MM!

Rebicmel said...

Great Great MM love the pics!!!

ArtfulSub said...

Never done this before but one of the Mute Monday regs had a great non-MM post that I think folks will like:

http://tilde1d.blogspot.com/2007/10/rememberingrepeat.html

Marius said...

These are beautiful paintings. Thanks for sharing and happy Mute Monday. :)

Shibari said...

just lovely ... I loved it. I have a painting of the two sisters and a matching vase... true love eh?

Valyna said...

I'm a sucker for art and those are truly beautiful paintings. Great choices for Mute Monday :)

PeachPie said...

Stunning.

Brings to mind one of my very favorite paintings: The Calmady Children by Thomas Lawrence.

I would pay a fortune for it.