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Jean Leon Gerome

How One Naive Amateur Painter Changed the Course of Modern Art Forever

MutualArt | Posted 05.19.2016 | Arts

One night in 1908, at the age of 64, Henri Rousseau, the toll booth operator turned self-taught painter, found himself at the epicenter of the Parisian avant-garde, or at the center of an elaborate joke, or perhaps a little of both.

Remembering Art Historian Gerald M. Ackerman

F. Scott Hess | Posted 01.06.2016 | Arts
F. Scott Hess

To lose a dear friend leaves a hole in the life of each who loved him. Losing the well of wisdom that is a great mind leaves gaps in the fabric of civilization, one of the great tragedies of human mortality.

Orientalism for the Modern World

Kim Alexandriuk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kim Alexandriuk

No need to go overseas for a European experience, an evening at the Getty will do. Being elevated above the city immediately puts you in a "dream like" state of mind.

Jon Swihart: Jean-Leon Gerome Is His Master

John Seed | Posted 01.26.2015 | Arts
John Seed

Just how did Swihart, a Californian born 50 years after Gerome's death, manage to choose such an iron-clad reactionary as his artistic role model? The answer begins with a tragedy.

GREAT EXHIBITIONS: Testino at Saatchi Gallery, Gerome at The Getty, and Rockwell at American Art Museum

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Mario Testino WHAT: 'Kate Who?' WHERE: Phillips de Pury & Company Howick Place London SW1P 1BB WHEN: Exhibition Opens 21 July 2010 WHY: Kate Who?...