Friday, August 24, 2007

Bouguereau knock-off?

Dana posted this picture of a shepherdess by William Bouguereau:

I told her I had the same picture... only different. Here's mine:

(Unfortunately, I can't get rid of the flash on the glass without doing the Star-Wars-movie-screen-thing.)

I told Dana my picture had sheep. She told me to look closely - Bouguereau's picture has sheep. But not like mine! My knock-off has SHEEP. I can almost hear them baa-ing.



Blogger Dana said...

You are right. Those are not the same sheep! Hmmmm?

So, have you figured out who the artist is?

3:32 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

And since we're looking at *copies*

Here's a link to my mother's pencil........

This was one of her earliest exercises, so she will tell you she is not happy with it. But I think it's an interesting comparison.

3:35 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I love your mother's work!

Re: the artist of my piece - I have no idea. My imagination tells me some art student was supposed to copy Bouguereau's work, but he decided he would improve upon those poor, itty-bitty, almost-invisible-to-the-naked-eye sheep.

I think the picture was cheap, because my grandparents had no money for that sort of thing, and most of the "art" in their home was either pictures torn from magazines and framed, or cheap pasteboard prints textured to look like paint.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Wool Winder said...

Interesting. Both pictures are nice.

8:44 AM  

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