living between 1824-1904; painter, sculptor and teacher, Jean-Leon Gerome was one of the foremost Academic and Orientalist artists of 19th century France.
Jean Leon Gerome, The scope of his work; historical painting, Orientalism, portraits and Greek mythology take the tradition of academic painting to an artistic pinnacle. For this reason, he is considered one of the most important painters of the academic period.
Jeunes Grecs faisant battre des coqs (Young Greeks Fighting Cocks), the first Salon painting achievement in 1847, encouraged Gérome and several other students to paint other paintings in the same vein. They presented antiquity as witty, erotic, and trivial. During a trip to the Balkans in 1853, he painted soldiers and guards for Recreation du camp, souvenir de Moldavie ((Camp Recreation, Memorial to Moldavia). He started out as an ethnographic painter, with a small painting shown alongside the monumental, neoclassical L'Age d'Auguste
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A trip to Egypt in 1856 added an exotic element to his painting. During this trip, he explored the Holy Land and visited Damascus and Jerusalem. Traveling across the Sinai Peninsula and along the Nile River managed to capture the imagination of the American public with two paintings exhibited in New York City in 1859. Mary G Morton, an art historian, would later explain: "During the first half of the 19th century, Americans focused on the intrinsically and morally didactic art. However, throughout the entire Civil War period, disaster and loss of national self-confidence led to a persistent outward orientation. ". It was a statement that helped draw the attention of collectors and critics alike to the nostalgia for the old world. Some time after that, the work of Orientalism was used as a representation of American high art. It was a journey that led to the creation of orientalist works.
In 1864, Gerome had an excellent reputation as a teacher at the Paris School of Fine Arts, about two thousand young artists from all over the world came to study with him as his students.
He instilled in many of his students a passion for accurate detail, while passing on his technique of applying thin layers of paint with a highly polished, slick surface. Moreover, he encouraged them to travel, because staying at home meant becoming "slaves of formulas and routine." And finally, most of his students became Orientalists.
In the last years of his career, Gerome, in 1894, opposed the bequest of Caillebotte (the French painter, member and patron of the Impressionists) to the state, and fiercely criticized the government and Impressionism, expressing his concern that all young artists would begin to practice Impressionism.
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Gerome, who died at the age of 80, went back; The Cockfight (1846), The Age of Augustus, The Nativity of Christ (1854), Rest in a Russian Camp (1855), Egyptians Crossing the Desert (1857), Slave Market (1866), Jerusalem (1867), Pool in the Harem (1876) , Summer Afternoon at the Lake (1895), and he left many works.
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