Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Art and the Egyptian Women 1866

Caesar and Cleopatra - 1866 
Jean-Léon Gérôme 
Painting - oil on canvas 
Height: 183 cm (72.05 in.), Width: 129.5 cm (50.98 in.) 

Jean-Léon Gérôme (11 May 1824 – 10 January 1904) was a French painter and sculptor in the style now known as Academicism. The range of his oeuvre includedhistorical paintingGreek mythologyOrientalism, portraits and other subjects, bringing the Academic painting tradition to an artistic climax. He is considered one of the most important painters from this academic period, and in addition to being a painter, he was also a teacher with a long list of students.More