Why are some artists popular in their time, but are forgotten later? We discuss this question by looking at Bouguereau and Renoir, two artists from the 1880’s, and compare their styles set against the backdrop of the culture in which they lived.
Written By James Earle, Tina Bozsik, and a little Julia Lewis
Edited by Hannah Baker
All images used are in the public domain because they are faithful representations of two dimensional art. This applies to Australia, the European Union and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 70 years.:
Dance at the Bougival by Renoir can be seen at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Self Portrait by Renoir
On the Terrace by Renoir
Evening Mood by Bouguereau
The Birth of Venus by Bouguereau
Self Portrait by Bouguereau
Nymph and Satyrs by Bouguereau
Pieta by Bouguereau
Music provided by JinglePunks
If you like Impressionism, check out our video on Manet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9_63PQ7Zxg&feature=share&list=UUW6_2hUFm-jh3aToPvMZfJQ
or our video on Monet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opJN5G-jAx8
Or, if you just want to see something cool, check out Lalibela: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k90A9HnLn4