William Adolphe Bouguereau
The product of academy paintings and social “realism”..
Blindekuh (1867), Adolph Menzel
Captivated, Adolphe Alexandre Lesrel
La Reine Berthe et les fileuses (1888), Albert Anker
Diana by Jules Joseph Lefebvre
ARTEMIS was the great Olympian goddess of hunting, wilderness and wild animals. She was also a goddess of childbirth, and the protectress of the girl child up to the age of marriage. Her twin brother Apollo was similarly the protector of the boy child. Together the two gods were also bringers of sudden death and disease—Artemis targetted women and girls, and Apollo men and boys.
In ancient art Artemis was usually depicted as a girl dressed in a short knee-length chiton and equipped with a hunting bow and quiver of arrows.
Audovère Repudiée, Albert Maignan