One of France's most brilliant 19th century painters gives us a lot to think about in this mysterious and wintry scene.
On July 8, 1822, Percy Bysshe Shelley, the English poet, drowned in a sudden storm in the Gulf of Spezia, in Italy. His body washed [...]
So, you know that I'm a huge admirer of Jean-Léon Gérôme, the French artist of the late 19th century whose vivid brush captured scenes so [...]
A French painter turns his eyes and his brush toward the romantic "riverboat era" that flourished before the Civil War.
This painting is a masterwork of light, emotion and human expression, but it also contains an explicitly political message.
This amazing painting is an encapsulation of many 19th century popular visions of the Roman Empire.
A private barrel-tasting for one!
This magnificent painting depicts a famous meeting at Versailles Palace in 1674.
"AM I NOT MERCIFUL??!!!?!?!?"
Soldiers trample tulips to save the Dutch economy in this stunning painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme.