Gerome

Gerome

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"[...]journeyings, he invariably showed the same eagerness to seize and transcribe his original documents, content to let them speak for themselves, without his having to distort them to fit the special purpose that he had in view. This painting found a place in the exposition of 1855, together with The Age of Augustus, a notable achievement in which Gérôme revealed the measure, if not of his true personality, at least of his lofty conscience and his integrity as an artist enamoured of accuracy and truth, even in the imaginary element inseparable from this type of allegorical apotheosis. Notwithstanding a few dissenting opinions, these two works were judged at their true value, and Gérôme received the cross of the Legion of Honour. At this time he was scarcely more than thirty years old. A most brilliant[...]".show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 77g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507557655
  • 9781507557655

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