Thursday, August 20, 2009


Biblis (1884) by the French academic painter William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905).

Biblis fell in love with her twin brother Caunus, who fled from her. She followed him throughout Asia Minor until she died from exhaustion and grief.
Here can be seen a very sad girl, but she didn't look exhausted at all.

1 comment:

  1. I love Bouguereau, and this painting is incredible, but I didn't know the history of it. It's sad, but now the painting is more beautiful knowing that. Congratulations, have a wonderful blog.