"Thanks to art, instead of seeing a single world, our own, we see it multiply until we have before us as many worlds as there are original artists."
It does look like Boticelli. Beautiful.
As a master of the almost photographic realistic portraiture, Bouguereau, is said to have unwillingly ushered in expressionism and modernism.After him, and some others in the Academic Art field, there was nowhere in Western art to go in terms of skill in portraying a subject in a life-like manner. Even the renaissance masters and people like Jacques-Louis David gave you a sense of the subject not being real. Newer artists could change the subject, but realism was a dead-end if you wanted to be original.
I've never seen this version before. I think I prefer it to the more famous Botticelli. Thank you for posting!
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