Artwork of the month: “Temptation”

6August 2008

I am not the kind of man to fall for religious oil paintings, albeit this painting is a masterwork.  In fact almost everything Bouguereau ever painted was a masterwork.  The subject… just make up your own mind.  I like to think mom is giving her “knowledge,” not temptation.  
Go to my temple and see this painting anytime you want.

William-Adolphe Bouguereau
French, 1825-1905
1880, oil on canvas

A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.
-Mahatma Gandhi