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Jean-Léon Gérôme (May 11, 1824 – January 10, 1904) was a French painter and sculptor in the style now known as Academicism. The range of his oeuvre included historical painting, Greek mythology, Orientalism, portraits and other subjects, bringing the Academic painting tradition to an artistic climax.
Jean-Léon Gérôme (pronounced zhon lay on zhay rome) was born at Vesoul (Haute-Saône), he went to Paris in 1840 where he studied under Paul Delaroche, whom he accompanied to Italy (1843–1844). He visited Florence, Rome, the Vatican and Pompeii, but he was more attracted to the world of nature. Taken by a fever, he was forced to return to Paris in 1844. On his return he followed, like many other students of Delaroche, into the atelier of Charles Gleyre and studied there for a brief time. He then attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. In 1846 he tried to enter the prestigious Prix de Rome, but failed in the final stage because his figure drawing was inadequate.
He tried to improve his skills by painting The Cockfight (1846), an academic exercise depicting a nude young man and a lightly draped girl with two fighting cocks and in the background the Bay of Naples. He sent this painting to the Salon of 1847, where it gained him a third-class medal. This work was seen as the epitome of the Neo-Grec movement that had formed out of Gleyre's studio (such as Henri-Pierre Picou (1824–1895) and Jean-Louis Hamon), and was championed by the influential French critic Theophile Gautier.
Gérôme abandoned his dream of winning the Prix de Rome and took advantage of his sudden success. His paintings The Virgin, the Infant Jesus and St John (private collection) and Anacreon, Bacchus and Cupid (Musée des Augustins, Toulouse, France) took a second-class medal in 1848. In 1849 he produced the paintings Michelangelo (also called In his studio) (now in private collection) image of the painting and A portrait of a Lady (Musée Ingres, Montauban).
In 1851 he decorated a vase, later offered by Emperor Napoleon III of France to Prince Albert, now part of the Royal Collection at St. James's Palace, London. He exhibited Bacchus and Love, Drunk, a Greek Interior and Souvenir d'Italie, in 1851; Paestum (1852); and An Idyll (1853).
In 1852 Gérôme received a commission by Alfred Emilien Comte de Nieuwerkerke, Surintendant des Beaux-Arts to the court of Napoleon III, for the painting of a large historical canvas, the Age of Augustus image of the painting. In this canvas he combines the birth of Christ with conquered nations paying homage to Augustus. Thanks to a considerable down payment, he was able to travel in 1853 to Constantinople, together with the actor Edmond Got. This would be the first of several travels to the East : in 1854 he made another journey to Turkey and the shores of the Danube, where he was present at a concert of Russian conscripts, making music under the threat of a lash.
In 1854 he completed another important commission of decorating the Chapel of St. Jerome in the church of St. Séverin in Paris. His Last communion of St. Jerome in this chapel reflects the influence of the school of Ingres on his religious works.
To the exhibition of 1855 he contributed a Pifferaro, a Shepherd, A Russian Concert, The Age of Augustus and Birth of Christ. The last was somewhat confused in effect, but in recognition of its consummate rendering the State purchased it. However the modest painting, A Russian Concert (also called Recreation in the Camp) was more appreciated than his huge canvases.
In 1856 he visited Egypt for the first time. This would herald the start of many orientalist paintings depicting Arab religion, genre scenes and North African landscapes.
Gérôme's reputation was greatly enhanced at the Salon of 1857 by a collection of works of a more popular kind: the Duel: after the Masked Ball (Musée Condé, Chantilly), Egyptian Recruits crossing the Desert, Memnon and Sesostris and Camels Watering, the drawing of which was criticized by Edmond About.
In 1858 he helped to decorate the Paris house of Prince Napoléon Joseph Charles Paul Bonaparte in the Pompeian style. The prince had bought his Greek Interior (1850), a depiction of a brothel also in the Pompeian manner.
Phryne before the Areopagus, 1861In Caesar (1859) Gérôme tried to return to a more severe class of work, the painting of Classical subjects, but the picture failed to interest the public. Phryne before the Areopagus, King Candaules and Socrates finding Alcibiades in the House of Aspasia (1861) gave rise to some scandal by reason of the subjects selected by the painter, and brought down on him the bitter attacks of Paul de Saint-Victor and Maxime Du Camp. At the same Salon he exhibited the Egyptian Chopping Straw, and Rembrandt Biting an Etching, two very minutely finished works.
He married Marie Goupil (1842–1912), the daughter of the international art dealer Adolphe Goupil. They had four daughters and one son. Upon his marriage he moved to a house in the Rue de Bruxelles, close to the music hall Folies Bergère. He expanded it into a grand house with stables with a sculpture studio below and a painting studio on the top floor.
Gérôme was elected, on his fifth attempt, a member of the Institut de France in 1865. Already a knight in the Légion d'honneur, he was promoted to an officer in 1867. In 1869 he was elected an honorary member of the British Royal Academy. The King of Prussia Wilhelm I awarded him the Grand Order of the Red Eagle, Third Class. His fame had become such that he was invited, along with the most eminent French artists, to the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869.
Reception of Le Grand Condé at Versailles (1878)The theme of his Death of Caesar (1867) was repeated in his historical canvas Death of Marshall Ney, that was exhibited at the Salon of 1867, despite official pressure to withdraw it as it raised painful memories. He returned successfully to the Salon in 1874 with his painting Eminence grise (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston). In 1896 he painted Truth Rising from her Well, an attempt to describe the transparency of an illusion. He therefore welcomed the rise of photography as an alternative to his photographic painting. In 1902 he said "Thanks to photography, Truth has as last left her well".
Jean-Léon Gérôme died in his atelier on 10 January 1904. He was found in front of a portrait of Rembrandt and close to his own painting "The Truth". At his own request, he was given a simple burial service without flowers. But the Requiem Mass given in his memory was attended by a former president of the Republic, most prominent politicians, and many painters and writers. He was buried in the Montmartre Cemetery in front of the statue Sorrow that he had cast for his son Jean who had died in 1891.
He was the father-in-law of the painter Aimé Morot.
Trouble-prone teen Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out school – but that’s the least of his problems. The gods of Mount Olympus and assorted monsters seem to have walked out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology texts and into his life
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out school – but that’s the least of his problems. The gods of Mount Olympus and assorted monsters seem to have walked out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology texts and into his life and they’re not happy.
Chris Columbus’ new movie “Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightening Thief” hits theaters on February 12th, and 20th Century Fox has begun airing television spots for the film.
Synopsis: It’s the 21st century, but the gods of Mount Olympus and assorted monsters have walked out of the pages of high school student Percy Jackson’s Greek mythology texts and into his life. And they’re not happy: Zeus’ lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Even more troubling is the sudden disappearance of Percy’s mother. As Percy adapts to his newly discovered status as a demi-god (his father is Poseidon), he finds himself caught between the battling titans of Mt. Olympus. He and his friends embark on a cross-country adventure to catch the true lightning thief, save Percy’s mom, and unravel a mystery more powerful than the gods themselves.
“The Lightning Thief” stars Logan Lerman as Percy Jackson. Lerman played “Bobby McCallister” in the television series “Jack & Bobby.” The film also stars Uma Thurman as Medusa, Rosario Dawson as Persephone, Kevin McKidd as Poseidon, Pierce Brosnan as Chiron, Sean Bean as Zeus and Steve Coogan as Hades.
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*******www.innovtivecommunications.tv Will “Immortals” live forever in cinema history as one of the greatest action flicks ever? I don’t think so. I’m Keith Kelly, and my review is coming up right now.
Two things intrigued me about “Immortals” a “swords and sandals”/ greek mythology film-one was the trailer, which showed lots of edgy, cool looking ancient battles, and the other was its rising star-Henry Cavill. I especially started to pay more attention once Henry was announced as the new “Man of Steel” in the upcoming Superman reboot. I’m a huge Superman fan-and wanted to see how he might potentially fill those boots in this action epic.
Here’s the good news. There are lots of things to admire in this film. The art direction was great-almost every environment and set had an other-worldly, gritty fantasy look to them.
The casting was solid with Cavill as Theseus, Mikey Rourke as the bad guy King Hyperion, Luke Evans as Zeus and Frieda Pinto as Phaedra, the love interest. They all looked and sounded like they really belonged in their roles.
Much of the action was fun to watch-it reminded me of the bloody battles in the “Spartacus” TV show and from the film “300”-which is a good thing.
But then you get to the plot and pacing-which is where things start to fall apart. The storyline deals with Olympic gods and their ancient battle with the Titans-the repercussions of which boil over some centuries later into the time of Theseus. King Hyperion, feeling slighted by the gods-whom he blames for the death of his family-is on a rampage--wiping out everyone in his path. Theseus, a bastard peasant, has been mentored by Zeus-disguised in mortal form as an Old Man. It’s already starting to get a little confusing, isn’t it? It’s not so much that the script has trouble making sense, but it really has issues driving a clear storyline, and moving the pieces forward. There are many threads that go nowhere-relationships set-up that are abandoned, and an ending that leaves you hanging and confused.
The pacing is uneven and many times sluggish, especially when it gets into the pseudo greek mythology dialogue scenes.
It’s a shame, because with another2 or 3 re-writes, this could have easily been a truly epic fantasy adventure. Henry Cavill shows he’s got what it takes to believably play a hero, and Mikey Rourke is filled with power and menace-but the film never takes full advantage of this potent twosome.
I give “Immortals”, directed by Tarsem Singh, a grade of “C+”. I’m Keith Kelly.
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Classic Game Room reviews WARRIORS: LEGENDS OF TROY for PS3 (Available only for Playstation in USA, on Xbox 360 in other regions). It's the Legend of Troy in videogame form as Greek Mythology meets the Dynasty Warriors series from Tecmo Koei in Warriors Legends of Troy for PS3. This CGR video review of Warriors Legends of Troy has gameplay from the Playstation 3 version of Warriors Legends of Troy on PS3 with Dynasty Warriors style gameplay.
Classic Game Room reviews the first GOD OF WAR on Playstation 2 PS2, this has also been remastered and released as part of the God of War Collection on Playstation 3 PS3. This CGR review of the first God of War has gameplay showing Kratos on PS2 kicking ass against the minions of evil showing HD game play on Playstation 2 PS2 in action. Bring down Aries and learn the story behind Kratos, the former Spartan. God of War set in motion the events that lead to God of War II and God of War 3. Gameplay is fast and ferocious with numerous moves, attacks, magic spells and upgrades. Packing several hours of action and puzzle solving, God of War became in instant classic when it was released in 2005 for PS2 and continues to be a fan favorite today. Crush some ancient Greek mythology with the God of War video game.
Palamedes review. Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow review of Palamedes for NES. First off, put Greek mythology out of your mind. This is about dice. Not the kind of dice that demi-demons run around on, mind, but the kind of dice that fall from the sky like a falling... dice... puzzle game. Using the combinations of numbers printed on the game's cartridge (yes, really), your task is to weather the onslaught of dice. Don't look for reasons, just enjoy it. 'Cuz it's actually pretty good. This video review features video gameplay footage of Palamedes for NES and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's TJ.