Tag Archives: Gerome

Jean-Leon Gerome, The Snake Charmer, 1870

There is are a number of things we would find reprehensible in Gerome’s paintings and in Orientalism in general such as the objectification of African and Middle Eastern peoples, and the objectification of women. This painting has a certain sweetness … Continue reading

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Jean-Leon Gerome, The Birth of Venus, 1890 vs Zdzisław Beksiński, Venus, (below)

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