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".
Carpet Merchants in Cairo, 1887
Pollice Verso, 1872
Greek Interior, the Women Apartments, 1850
Young Greeks Attending a Cock Fight, 1846
The death of Cesar, 1859-1867
The End of the Sitting, 1886
Pottery Painter in Antiquity: "Sculpturae vitam insufflat pictura", 1893
Duel after the Masked Ball, 1857-1859
Turkish Bath, 1870
By the way....The Orientalist Art and Movement