They are just teasing.. Nymphs and Satyr (1873) was painted

They are just teasing.. Nymphs and Satyr (1873) was painted

6/16/2021, 3:30:19 PM
They are just teasing.. Nymphs and Satyr (1873) was painted by the French artist William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905). It shows a satyr (half-man, half-goat) surrounded by four nymphs. These nymphs were bathing and were suddenly surprised by the presence of this mythological figure. Three of the nymphs decide to drag the satyr in the water, as he supposedly cannot swim. The fourth nymphs is calling some of the others in the background to join them. By choosing these mythological characters, Bouguereau had found a good excuse to showcase his skills in capturing the human body in a variety of poses. There is no serious message in this painting, it is really made for entertainment purposes. The painting was sold in 1873 for $10,000 to the well-known New York hotelier Edward Stokes. Instead of putting this work in his living room, where such paintings would normally hang, he decided to put the large work (260 cm × 180 cm) in his hotel bar. It caused quite a sensation and attracted many new visitors. #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #FineArts #ArtoftheDay #FrenchArt #FrenchArtist #FrenchPainter #Nymph #Nymphs #Satyr #Bouguereau #Mythological #Swimming #Teasing #Fun #Entertainment #Mythology

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