OIL PAINTING: Jeunesse [Youth], 1893
William Bouguereau is unquestionably one of history's greatest artistic geniuses. His figures come to life like no previous artist has ever before or ever since achieved. Bouguereau wasn't just the best ever at painting human anatomy, more importantly he captured the tender and subtlest nuances of personality and mood. Bouguereau caught the very souls and spirits of his subjects much like Rembrandt. Rembrandt is said to have captured the soul of age. Bouguereau captured the soul of youth - Youth, 1893.