Today we'll look at some student art that seems quite impressive to me. It turned out that most of these artists did not become famous for this sort of work, however. My best guess is that since male nudes were required by the Academies, the artists moved on to things they preferred in their later careers. Some of them should have stuck with painting men . . . for more than one reason. Jules-Eugene Lenepveu painted this young man with a staff in 1844.