The collections at Loggia explore select areas of study in art and art history, architecture and design, the decorative arts, industrial design, and classical studies such as Greek, Roman, and Celtic mythology.

Gardner's Art Through the Ages

This book is the classic reference for the study of art. It features a history of artists and their works, as well as lucid and engaging descriptions of the styles and periods of art history. Highly recommended for both students and scholars.



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Portrait of the Artist Adolphe-William Bouguereau
name | Adolphe-William Bouguereau

lived | 1825-1905

paintings | selected works

The Abduction of Psyche
Art and Literature
The Birth of Venus
The Dance
Evening Mood
Orestes Pursued by the Furies
The Return of Spring
Self Portrait
Work Interrupted
Young Shepherdess

French painter William Bouguereau is remembered for his polished, Academic depictions of charming peasant girls, frolicking nymphs, and splendid nudes. Select one of the links above to begin your exploration of the art of William Bouguereau.

And for more information, see our "artist at a glance" area - it features a brief biography of William Bouguereau.


In her book about Nineteenth century painter Adolphe-William Bouguereau, Fronia E. Wissman introduces readers to one of France's legendary masters. Using a combination of lively, engaging text, insightful commentary about the artist's works, and splendid color images, the author reveals how Bouguereau's glorious paintings contributed to the history of art.