Saturday, July 10, 2010

Things To Do In LA - Gérôme At The Getty

When the sun refuses to come out...which it has for weeks
The Gérôme exhibit at the Getty Museum
And why Gérôme?
Because he painted amazing Orientalist paintings
and portraits
and pure cheesecake
From the Getty website
Through most of the 20th century, however, Gérôme's critical reputation was tarnished by his alleged commercialism and his stubborn opposition to the triumphant avant-garde movements of Impressionism and Postimpressionism. The first comprehensive exhibition of his work in almost 40 years, this exhibition offers the opportunity to reconsider the variety and complexity of Gérôme's masterful oeuvre.

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