Jean-Léon Gérôme was a French artist in the Academicism style during the late 19th century. This style of painting was produced under the influence of academies or universities.
Not Really About Horses
Gérôme’s work is incredibly detailed, and his mastery of capturing the equine animal is quite amazing considering they weren’t his actual subject. Part of it is the obvious relationship he portrays between his subject and their mount, especially in the first one below The Arab and His Steed…you can almost feel the man’s sadness.
The level of detail in Gérôme’s art is really quite remarkable, perhaps enhanced by his natural talent for sculpture.
Not Horses, But…
I like that last one simply because of the obvious ‘I’m bored stiff & riding a camel is beneath me’ so clearly expressed through Napoleon’s body language. Stay tuned next week for more art to come!