bury me in armor so I’ll be ready for the skeleton war
why is his fricking chest uncovered? that’s ppor planning right there
what are you gonna do?
stab a skeleton in the heart?
As the Musée d’Orsay writes, Jean-Léon Gérôme—painter of this, The Carpet Merchant, in 1887—is “a very unorthodox academic painter, [who]…knew how to represent history as a dramatic spectacle and, by creating particularly convincing images, could make the spectator an eyewitness to events ranging from Classical antiquity to his own times.”
Fitting as the description is, it might seem incongruous to call Gérome an “unorthodox” academic painter—after all, he was one of the last ardent defenders of academism.
Perhaps, though, his very willingness to remix the academic tradition, to apply its style and standards to his eclectic subjects, was what sustained his—and his audience’s—interest.
Ringshall, UK (by Damian_Ward)
now this is what Im talkin about
Look at her little face!
View of the Grand Gallery of Louvre - Hubert Robert