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Guillaume Seignac and his eternal classical beauties
Guillaume Seignac (1870-1924) was a french painter. He was trained at the Academié Julian in Paris for six years, where he had several great instructors including William-Adolphe Bouguereau.
Seignac was an academic painter which means that he was heavily influenced by the Neoclassicism and Romanticism. He painted beautiful women posing as classical muses, goddesses and leisure lovers. His frequent chosen themes were classical and mythological scenes.Phineas’s sculptures seemed to have inspired him to cover his subjects with elaborated drapery.
I've fallen in love with Seignac’s paintings, specially the ones in which his muses seem to be contorting in pleasure and joy. It’s the ideal image of perfection in every of his paintings, that can only trigger admiration. There is something poetic about the arrangements in the background, the hair style, the look in the eyes of every model, he painted.
I'm particular fond of ¨Pierrot´s embrace¨, it's a erotic scene almost, but so playful and not shocking at all only due that characters are in costume. It's the idea behind Pierrot´s embrace, people can behave differently under a determinated situation and company.
Seignac inspires me to look deeper in every painting that I see and find the meaning the author intended me to see and my own.