The Pomegranate Seller (William Bouguereau - 1875)
simply-divine-creation: Daliad y dydd by Valériane Leblond on Flickr
Raspberry Girl by Adolphe William Bourguereau. In 1888, the influential critic Clarence Cook observed that Bouguereau was among the most popular artists in America. Bouguereau's interest in the simple, honest beauty of peasants appealed to Americans' wishful self-image as a nation of yeoman farmers.
As a child, Emily wandered her family’s Wisconsin prairie, pressing Queen Anne’s Lace flowers against her cheeks, pretending they were powder brushes. Her work reflects this idealism and serves as a reminder to delight in the everyday. Aside f...