William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) ~ Temptation, 1880 ✿

 Temptation, 1880 (detail) oil on canvas 99.06 × 132.08 cm
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA)

 Temptation, 1880 (detail) oil on canvas 99.06 × 132.08 cm
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA)

 Temptation, 1880  oil on canvas 99.06 × 132.08 cm
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA)

William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825–1905) 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.