William-Adolphe Bouguereau was not the most radical

William-Adolphe Bouguereau was not the most radical

11/27/2021, 9:52:52 PM
William-Adolphe Bouguereau was not the most radical painter, but he may have been technically the best of his generation (which included more famous artists like Manet, Monet, and Renoir). Homer and His Guide (1874) shows the blind, ancient Greek author Homer being guided by a shepherd boy. The dog is barking and the boy has some stones in his hand to protect Homer in case the dog would become aggressive. While the boy looks a bit worried, Homer looks distinguished. And he has a lyre on his back which he used to make music and tell some of his great stories to his audience. And look at the details, how beautifully everything is painted. I understand that whether you like it or not is dependent on your taste, but I do believe that the very smooth and soft elements he painted are very skillful in a technical sense. #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #Bouguereau #WilliamAdolpheBouguereau #Homer #Dog #Guide #Bling #BlindMan #Poet #Author #Milwaukee #Museum #Talented #Skillful

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