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William Bouguereau (French, 1825-1905) - Atelier at the Academy Julian, Paris, 1891

William Bouguereau (French, 1825-1905) - Atelier at the Academy Julian, Paris, 1891

William Bouguereau
Damien Bartoli in his Biography of William Bouguereau said:
"Bouguereau is unquestionably one of history’s greatest artistic geniuses. Yet in the past century, his reputation and unparalleled accomplishments have undergone a libelous, dishonest, relentless and systematic assault of immense proportions."
On the other hand, Ingrid Schaffner said, in her book on Matisse (Bouguereau was an instructor at the Academie Julien when Matisse was a student there.): 
"Bouguereau was a master of lick-and-tickle paintings of luscious nymphs.” (is that an art history term?)

William Bouguereau

Damien Bartoli in his Biography of William Bouguereau said:

"Bouguereau is unquestionably one of history’s greatest artistic geniuses. Yet in the past century, his reputation and unparalleled accomplishments have undergone a libelous, dishonest, relentless and systematic assault of immense proportions."

On the other hand, Ingrid Schaffner said, in her book on Matisse (Bouguereau was an instructor at the Academie Julien when Matisse was a student there.): 

"Bouguereau was a master of lick-and-tickle paintings of luscious nymphs.” (is that an art history term?)

(Source: passionforpaintings.com)

 William Bouguereau, Self Portrait, 1879

 William Bouguereau, Self Portrait, 1879