William-Adolphe Bouguereau concluded the dramatic artwork entitled The Flagellation of Christ in 1880. The artist was praised by critics as well as the public for his oil paintings depicting mythological subjects and biblical stories. His most famous artworks have the female figure as the central image, but in this case, the painter portrays mostly men. Bouguereau had a vast knowledge of anatomy, worked with beautiful and natural postures. He studied with live models as well as observing dissected corpses.
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