William-Adolphe Bouguereau and the Craft of Picture-making

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William-Adolphe Bouguereau and the Craft of Picture-making

Published August 28, 2013

The next article from the Classical Realism Journal, the original publication of the Contemporary Realist Movement, is now available on ARC. Volume I, Issue I, article 3, by Mark Steven Walker titled "William-Adolphe Bouguereau and the Craft of Picture-making" is now available for online viewing.

"The singular goal of traditional art instruction was to endow artists with the skills essential for the convincing pictorial actualization of their imagined visions. The Croquis, figure drawings, compositional sketches, color studies, and cartoons were all logical steps in a process that, at the end, magically congealed separate. studied details into an impressive, illusionistic and unified ensemble."

To view the full article on ARC, click here.

William Bouguereau
Return from the Harvest, 1878