Theme: Paintings of Water Nymph. Painting the Natural beauty of female body.
A Water Nymph, Oil on Canvas
by Leon Jean BasilePerrault, 1898.
Leon Jean Bazille Perrault (1832 - 1908), a French painter, was student of Bouguereau, a photo realist painter. In addition to learning the neatness of painting from him, he had taken lessons form the master French painter none other than Picot. Here he would consolidate his art of painting.
The Art: In one of his famous paintings shown here, A Water Nymph, (Image courtesyBy Léon Bazille Perrault (1832–1908) (artrenewal) [public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
(Image courtesyBy Léon Bazille Perrault (1832–1908) (artrenewal) [public domain], from Wikimedia Commons)
Understanding the Painting: The colour selection for this painting is skillfully selected. Use of yellow for the figure of woman sitting without clothes and using blue in showing the roaring waves of water have made this painting extremely attractive. Here the young lady looks pleased on hearing the subtle sound coming from a sea-shell. The roaring waves of water and the sea-shell help making the beautiful woman a nymph.
Here the sea symbioses wealth where as the painting of healthy buttock symbolizes fertility. Both of these attract our eyes. In this painting the continuous and uninterrupted brush strokes have helped creating a graceful design on the canvas. This painting is work of profound sensual imagination of the artist.
For an artist painting such an art-piece is matter of pleasure. For the eyes of viewers, the beautifully executed paintings of natural beauty of women are big source of artistic pleasure. When we see a painting like A Water Nymph or Varitas, we believe that the beauty and elegance play a major role in creation of an artwork. We always love to see the sea, the source of many wealth and food for us.