Charles Guillaume Alexandre Bourgeois (16 December 1759 – 7 May 1832) was a French physicist and painter.
As a painter, he's known by his gray camaïeux; some of his portraits are in the Musée du Louvre.
As a physicist, he was an important optician. His two main works are:
- Leçons expérimentales d'optique sur la lumière et les couleurs destinées à rétablir dans leur intégrité les faits dénaturés par Newton (1816–1817)
- Manuel d'optique expérimentale à l'usage des artistes et des physiciens (1821).
Maria Letizia Ramolino.
Jean Gaspard Vence, French privateer and Admiral (Musée du Louvre).
|Name||Bourgeois, Charles Guillaume Alexandre|
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“Perhaps dirt is the necessary condition of beauty.... Perhaps hygiene and art can never be bedfellows. No Verdi, after all, without spitting into trumpets. No Duse without a crowd of malodorous bourgeois giving one another their coryzas. And think of the inexpugnable retreats for microbes prepared by Michelangelo in the curls of Moses beard!”
—Aldous Huxley (18941963)