Les Oreades by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Greeting Card with Elegant Striped Gold Foil Envelope, 1 Card/Envelope
Send your best wishes, thoughts, and love with this elegant greeting card featuring one of William-Adolphe Bouguereau's most memorable paintings. The Oreads is a mythological painting and it is one of Bouguereau's best-known works. The painting includes many nude females, a characteristic seen in many of Bouguereau's artworks. It is painted in a Neoclassical style which features mythological Roman and Greek nymphs and satyrs.
Oreads are lively creatures who hunt wild animals such as boar and birds with their arrows. Under Diana's guidance, the Oreads line themselves behind her in a luminous form. The painting shows the Oreads ascending into the sky while three satyrs watch them, seemingly mystified at the sight. A commentary for the title of the painting quotes:
The shadows are dissipating; dawn appears, radiant, and colours the mountain tops pink. Then a long procession soars up into the sky: it is the joyful band of nymphs who, during the night, frolicked in the shadow of the forests and by the still waters of the river; they take to the air, watched by the astonished fauns, to return to their own realm and the ethereal regions inhabited by the gods.
- Salon, 1902 catalog
These luxurious greeting cards are giclee printed on the brightest, most velvety greeting card paper available in the market today. The inside of the card has a matching design, one of the satyrs.
• Quantity: 1 card, 1 elegant gold foil striped envelope
• Size: 5" x 7" (A7), (74mm x 105mm)
• Substrate: Premium, acid-free cardstock
• Finish: Luxurious matte finish on both sides with absolutely no sheen, very easy to write on.
• Message: None
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