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Jean Leon Gerome

Jean-Léon Géròme , 11 May 1824 – 10 January 1904


Among famous French painters was Jean Leon Gerome who in the second-half of the 19th century became rather popular - although not as much as Bouguereau -for his academic paintings inspired by history and travels he made.

Like Bouguereu, his fame rapidly declined after his death only to resume since the 1970s. In 2010r, the famous Musey D'orsey in Paris gave a exhibition in his honour.

Looking at his paintings, one cannot see that he would give much inspiration to today's concept artists working in Hollywood or in the Video-Game industry (e.g Barontieri, Craig Mullin, Christophe Vacher etc...)

A reactionary painter (untouched by the Impressionism) who became a quite modern painter to our time (some of his work, as I just said, could be used in Hollywood today....for the movie "The Gladiator" for instance).

Gerald Ackerman wrote: " Gerôme works are not only beautiful, but also rich of messages, full of honesty, truth and poetry".



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His first retrospective at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France; 19 October 2010 - 23 January 2011.

jean-leon gerome paintingCarpet Merchants in Cairo, 1887

jean-leon gerome painting pollice versoPollice Verso, 1872

jean-leon gerome painting, diogenesDiogenes, 1860

jean-leon gerome, greek interior, the women apartments, 1850Greek Interior, the Women Apartments, 1850

jean-leon gerome the cock fight 1847Young Greeks Attending a Cock Fight, 1846

jean-leon gerome painting the death of cesarThe death of Cesar, 1859-1867

jean-leon gerome the end of the sitting, neo classic painting
The End of the Sitting, 1886

jean-leon gerome painting 1893Pottery Painter in Antiquity: "Sculpturae vitam insufflat pictura", 1893

jean-leon gerome paintingDuel after the Masked Ball, 1857-1859

jean-leon gerome painting turkish bath, 1870Turkish Bath, 1870

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By the way....The Orientalist Art and Movement

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