Cuba, 20 Centavos 1982

Cuba, 20 Centavos 1982


CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: BB26-0104
Category: Stamps (Single)
Description: Cuba, 20 Centavos 1982
Country or State: Cuba
Year: 31.05.1982
Period:  
Head of State/Ruler: Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (Commonly known as Fidel Castro)
Reign: July 1961 – April 19, 2011
Face Value: 20 ¢ - Cuban centavo
Subject/Theme: Artwork: William A. Bourgueran [ATARDECER (translates: Twilight)]
Legend:

OBRAS DE ARTE DEL MUSEO NACIONAL

ATARDECER - W. A. Bourgueran

Designer:  
Edge: line 12½ x 12¾
Note:  
Dimensions (B x H): 32 x 46 mm
Release: 448,000
Scott Catalog Number:  
Other Catalog Number: Michel CU 2662
State of Conservation: Uncirculated (UNC), stamped
Rarity:  
   

CATALOG VALUE
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HISTORICAL NOTES
William-Adolphe Bouguereau (November 30, 1825 – August 19, 1905) was a French academic painter and traditionalist. In his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body. During his life he enjoyed significant popularity in France and the United States, was given numerous official honors, and received top prices for his work. As the quintessential salon painter of his generation, he was reviled by the Impressionist avant-garde. By the early twentieth century, Bouguereau and his art fell out of favor with the public, due in part to changing tastes. In the 1980s, a revival of interest in figure painting led to a rediscovery of Bouguereau and his work. Throughout the course of his life, Bouguereau executed 822 known finished paintings, although the whereabouts of many are still unknown.