Jean Leon Gerome – ANALYZED PAINTING
Here we have a great painting called “The End of the Sitting” by Jean Leon Gerome. In this he paints himself after the Greek myth of Pygmalion…a sculptor who falls in love with a statue he has carved (at first I thought the statue was a dude that did a lot of steroids and bench pressing…mainly because the curvature of the hips are hidden). Though he adds his own twist to the myth and brings it to his present studio where a live model stands. Let’s take a closer look and see which design techniques he uses to bring this piece to life.