Exhibition poster Black models from Géricault to Matisse

Exhibition poster Black models from Géricault to Matisse

Exhibition "Black models from Géricault to Matisse" at the Orsay museum from March 26th 2019 to July 21st 2019.

Jean-Léon Gérôme, Étude



Dimensions :
40 x 60 cm
Museum :
Musée d'Orsay
Theme :
Historical facts
Maintenance :
Store in a dry place, protected by a case or plastic bag
Artist :
Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904)
Art movements :
Romanticism, Neo-Classicism, Academism
Material :
Reference :


Original work kept at :
Paris, musée du Louvre

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The artist

Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904)

From history paintings to his orientalist painters, J-L Gérôme has left his mark on the history of art. Close to academism, which he defended against the rise of Impressionism and Realism, Gérôme shone in the salons and universal exhibitions organised at the time. The artist also enjoyed great popular success in his time with the wide dissemination of his compositions through engraving and photography. It was at the end of his career that Gérôme devoted himself more fully to sculpture. Trying new approaches, he was one of the first artists to abandon antique white for polychrome sculptures.