"Idylle" by William-Adolphe Bouguereau
~ 1851 ~
About the Art and Artist
We selected the 1851 painting "Idylle" by William-Adolphe Bouguereau
to represent this website as more than any other image
you will find, it captures the very essence and purpose of CFNM.
He is at her feet, completely naked and embracing her as a testimonial to
his adoration for who she is. She in turn looks down upon him
with loving warmth and appreciation for such devotion. It is
this profound exchange that symoblizes to us the very best CFNM has to
William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) was French Neoclassical artist renowned for his
traditionalistic style. His body of work encompasses
such themes as religion and portraits paying homage to the beauty of what
it means to be female. In his own time, Bouguereau was considered to be one of the greatest
painters in the world by the Academic art community, and simultaneously he
was reviled by the avant-garde. He also gained wide fame in Belgium,
Holland, Spain, and in the United States. His works, however, became
, and commanded high prices.
But after 1920, Bouguereau fell into disrepute, due in part to changing
tastes and partly to his staunch opposition to the Impressionists who were
finally gaining acceptance. For decades following, his name was not even
mentioned in encyclopedias.