Jean-Léon Gérôme

1824-1904 France/Academicism

 

Brief Biography-Jean-Léon Gérôme was an academician who painted in the style of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. He was born in Vesoul, France, and in 1840, he studied under Paul Delaroche in Paris. After visiting Italy, he entered the École des Beaux-Arts where he was later to become a professor. He went to Egypt in 1856 and embarked on a style of Orientalism, for which his work became most famous. In his later years, he vehemently opposed impressionism and objected to 'such junk' hanging in the Louvre. In 1900, he stopped the French President from entering the Impressionist room at the Universal Exhibition, saying; Arretez Monsieur le Président, c'est le déshonneur de la France, (Stop Mr President, it is the dishonour of France). Gérôme died in his studio in 1903. Two of his many prominent students and followers were Thomas Eakins and Jules-Alexis Muenier.

 

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Door of a Tomb

Guards at Door of a Tomb

Cock-Fight

Cock-Fight

Cave Canem

Cave Canem

Martyrs' Last Prayer

The Christian Martyrs' Last Prayer

Summer Afternoon

Summer Afternoon on a Lake

Pygmalion-

Pygmalion and Galatee

Grey Eminence

Grey Eminence

The Large Pool

The Large Pool of Bursa#

Thumbs Down

Thumbs Down

Slave Market

Slave Market

Le Grande Conde

Le Grande Conde

Pyrne -

Pyrne Before the Areopagus

Solomon's Wall

Solomon's Wall

Whom he May Devour

Seeking Whom he May Devour

Slave Market in Rome

Slave Market in Rome

The Duel

The Duel After the Masquerade

Death of Caesar

Death of Caesar

Self-portrait

Self-portrait

Snake Charmer

Snake Charmer

A Roman Slave Market

A Roman Slave Market

Reading Prayer

Mufti on his Stool Reading Prayer

Bonaparte

Bonaparte Before the Sphinx

The Truth Leaving

The Truth Leaving the Well Armed with Whip to Punish Humanity

Bacchus and Cupid

Anacreon Bacchus and Cupid

The Tulip Folly

The Tulip Folly

a Boy

Portrait of a Young Boy

pygmalion -

pygmalion and galatea

mchelangelo

gerome mchelangelo being shown the belvedere torso

Hail Caesar

hail caesar we who are about to die