With all this talk
of Sandy Smith
(epilepsy warning on that last link), his greatest project
still wants for submissions. Smith: In May 2007 I commissioned an essay from a supplier of tailor-made academic essays. I requested a 1500 word essay that was to "prove that Junior... is the best film ever made." This essay was to make reference to various writers including Freud, Barthes, Baudrillard and Jameson in proving it's case.
Yes, that Junior. [more inside]
In 1900, his contemporaries Degas and Monet reportedly named him
as most likely to be remembered as the greatest 19th century French painter
by the year 2000. After about 1920 though, Bouguereau
and the academic tradition fell into disrepute. His
name was not mentioned in encyclopedias for decades. (You probably haven't heard of him
unless you read this
Or systematic suppression by the 20th century art establishment?
(warning - some art NSFW - the 'him' and 'his' links)