“The Song of the Nightingale”
The oil painting “The Song of the Nightingale” was painted in 1895 by William Adolphe Bourguereau (“Dayton Art Institute”). The painting is approximately 55 x 235 inches (“Dayton Art Institute”). Bourguereau’s work depicts a young peasant woman at rest. As a Frenchman, Bourguereau endeavored to capture everyday people within his artwork.
The artist wishes to express a youthful, innocence with his depiction of this young lady with dreamy expression. Her beauty corresponds with the natural beauty of the landscape around her. Her plain clothing and bare feet speak of her humble place in society. I believe that the