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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Gérôme exhibition is being planned for 2010-2011

Self Portrait

Artist: Jean Léone Gérôme
Title: Self Portrait 1866
Signed left center J.L. Gerome
Medium: Oil on canvas/huile sur toile
Size: 12 x 16 in (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
French Orientalist

A great Gérôme exhibition is being planned for 2010-2011. It will start at the d’Orsay Museum in Paris, and move afterwards to the Walters Museum in Baltimore and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. It will contain three sections: painting (about 75 examples), sculpture, and a large presentation of Gérôme’s use of photography. The exhibition will be most grand in Paris, for some exhibits may not travel; and it will be a bit different in each venue. A grand, illustrated catalogue in French and English is planned for the exhibition. When the dates of the various venues are know, they will be announced in this web-site; when the catalogue is available, this site will tell you how to order it, and what it will cost plus P & H. I will be a consultant for the exhibition which will originate in France. Just the fact that an international exhibition to honor Gérôme is in the works indicates that the wind has changed with the installation of younger, fresher administrations in both institutions. In 1904, the centennial of Gérôme’s death, there was not even a small exhibition in France, or anywhere.

Please check Gerald Ackerman's Website for updates and where to find books on Orientalists
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