The Secret by William Adolphe Bouguereau

The Secret

(Das Geheimnis)

William Adolphe Bouguereau

Realism  ·  Everyday scenes and work
girl · friend · child · well · promise · discretion · conspirator · gossip
The Secret by William Adolphe Bouguereau
1876   ·  Öl auf Leinwand  ·  Picture ID: 303973   ·  Collection of the New-York Historical Society, USA / bridgemanimages.com
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With "The Secret", the realistic painter William Adolphe Bouguereau takes us into the world of everyday life. You can see three figures. Two young women on the left and in the middle and a small child lying on a stone well edge. The painting receives tension from this constellation.
While the child with gold curly head persely plays with his finger on the water surface, the left index finger of the rear woman is raised knowingly towards the sky. With her right hand she holds the shoulder of the front young woman tightly embraces. This results in a unity from which neither of the two women can break out while the child is immersed in his own world of thought.

The finger stretched to the sky emphasizes the importance of what the dark-haired woman has to say to her companion: a secret. Since the artist painted both women with their mouths closed, it can be assumed that the secret has just been pronounced. The raised index finger means: Nothing may be told!
Inevitably, the observer becomes an accomplice in this silent scenery. He lives in an intimate moment where close people trust each other.

Both women are dressed in a colorful costume. The hair of one lies in a wreath-shaped braided around the forehead, while the dark-haired wearing a red hair band. This formal rigor of hairstyles is livened up by the full curls of the child immersed in his play. Because the children's world does not know anything about the secrets of adults!

Striking is also: The characters take a relaxed attitude. The artist captured a moment at the fountain, in which the front woman casually leans on her shiny, large copper vessel, which stands securely on a wall. In the background we can see a dense forest, which gives the view of the sky in the upper right corner. Maybe the way back to the village leads here?
The light falls over the uncovered shoulder and the crossed hands of the blond woman on the angelic child and the reflection on the water surface. © Meisterdrucke
The Secret by William Adolphe Bouguereau

The Secret

(Das Geheimnis)

William Adolphe Bouguereau

Realism  ·  Everyday scenes and work
girl · friend · child · well · promise · discretion · conspirator · gossip
The Secret by William Adolphe Bouguereau
1876   ·  Öl auf Leinwand  ·  Picture ID: 303973   ·  Collection of the New-York Historical Society, USA / bridgemanimages.com
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With "The Secret", the realistic painter William Adolphe Bouguereau takes us into the world of everyday life. You can see three figures. Two young women on the left and in the middle and a small child lying on a stone well edge. The painting receives tension from this constellation.
While the child with gold curly head persely plays with his finger on the water surface, the left index finger of the rear woman is raised knowingly towards the sky. With her right hand she holds the shoulder of the front young woman tightly embraces. This results in a unity from which neither of the two women can break out while the child is immersed in his own world of thought.

The finger stretched to the sky emphasizes the importance of what the dark-haired woman has to say to her companion: a secret. Since the artist painted both women with their mouths closed, it can be assumed that the secret has just been pronounced. The raised index finger means: Nothing may be told!
Inevitably, the observer becomes an accomplice in this silent scenery. He lives in an intimate moment where close people trust each other.

Both women are dressed in a colorful costume. The hair of one lies in a wreath-shaped braided around the forehead, while the dark-haired wearing a red hair band. This formal rigor of hairstyles is livened up by the full curls of the child immersed in his play. Because the children's world does not know anything about the secrets of adults!

Striking is also: The characters take a relaxed attitude. The artist captured a moment at the fountain, in which the front woman casually leans on her shiny, large copper vessel, which stands securely on a wall. In the background we can see a dense forest, which gives the view of the sky in the upper right corner. Maybe the way back to the village leads here?
The light falls over the uncovered shoulder and the crossed hands of the blond woman on the angelic child and the reflection on the water surface. © Meisterdrucke
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Other art prints by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Nymphs and Satyr The Thank Offering The Virgin with Angels Charity The youth of Bacchus The youth of Bacchus, 1884. A Nymph Holding a Laurel Branch, 1900 Not Too Much To Carry Cupid, 1891 Flora and Zephyr, 1875 After the Bath Young Mother Gazing At Her Child Spring Songs, 1889 The Abduction of Psyche, 20th - 21st century Cupid and Psyche, 1889 The Goose Girl
Other art prints by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Nymphs and Satyr The Thank Offering The Virgin with Angels Charity The youth of Bacchus The youth of Bacchus, 1884. A Nymph Holding a Laurel Branch, 1900 Not Too Much To Carry Cupid, 1891 Flora and Zephyr, 1875 After the Bath Young Mother Gazing At Her Child Spring Songs, 1889 The Abduction of Psyche, 20th - 21st century Cupid and Psyche, 1889 The Goose Girl
Other motives from the category Everyday scenes and work
Evening on Karl Johan Street The Market and Fountain of the Innocents, Paris, 1823 Babys birthday party Flower Market Peasant Dance, (Bauerntanz) 1568  (see 186442-186443 for details) Billingsgate Fish Market The Dancing Couple Gifts presented to Napoleon Bonaparte at his coronation in Paris Tavern Scene, c.1635 (oil on oak) The Crepe Seller on Market Day in Quimperle The Fishmarket in Altona, 1890 pastel on cardboard The Betrothal: A Young Couple in an Elegant Interior, 1678 The Pleasures of the Ball, c.1716-17 The Square in front of Les Halles, 1880 Peasant Spreading Manure (Peasant Spreading Manure), 1854-1855
Other motives from the category Everyday scenes and work
Evening on Karl Johan Street The Market and Fountain of the Innocents, Paris, 1823 Babys birthday party Flower Market Peasant Dance, (Bauerntanz) 1568  (see 186442-186443 for details) Billingsgate Fish Market The Dancing Couple Gifts presented to Napoleon Bonaparte at his coronation in Paris Tavern Scene, c.1635 (oil on oak) The Crepe Seller on Market Day in Quimperle The Fishmarket in Altona, 1890 pastel on cardboard The Betrothal: A Young Couple in an Elegant Interior, 1678 The Pleasures of the Ball, c.1716-17 The Square in front of Les Halles, 1880 Peasant Spreading Manure (Peasant Spreading Manure), 1854-1855
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The Fog Warning La Japonaise. (Camille in Japanese costume) The Living-Room of the Misses Munch in Pilestredet 61 (1881) Tree of Life (Stoclet Frieze) The Vision of the Valley of Dry Bones, Ezekiel 37:1-2, illustration from Dores The Holy Bible, engraved by C. Laplante (d.1903) 1866 Voyage Around the World, poster for the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, late 19th century Boulevard du Temple, Paris, 3rd arrondissement, 1838 (daguerreotype) Allegory of Philosophy The Laundress, 1889 Pensive Maharaja, 2010 (acrylic on canvas) Naked girl Marine (od Marine, regatta in Villers) Winter River Landscape, 1897 Turk Riding a Brown Alezan Horse, c.1810 Split Half Figure to the Right
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The Fog Warning La Japonaise. (Camille in Japanese costume) The Living-Room of the Misses Munch in Pilestredet 61 (1881) Tree of Life (Stoclet Frieze) The Vision of the Valley of Dry Bones, Ezekiel 37:1-2, illustration from Dores The Holy Bible, engraved by C. Laplante (d.1903) 1866 Voyage Around the World, poster for the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, late 19th century Boulevard du Temple, Paris, 3rd arrondissement, 1838 (daguerreotype) Allegory of Philosophy The Laundress, 1889 Pensive Maharaja, 2010 (acrylic on canvas) Naked girl Marine (od Marine, regatta in Villers) Winter River Landscape, 1897 Turk Riding a Brown Alezan Horse, c.1810 Split Half Figure to the Right

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