I’ve noticed in my absence I’ve gained a few followers! I want to say a belated “Hello”, and also direct you to check out my art blog! Please click through the link and follow if what I do is your thing ;)
Jean Leon Gerome (1824- 1904). Gerome is from the group of artists called the Orientalists. He is also one of the best known from the movement. Gerome captured the grandeur of the Middle East/Africa in his paintings. Architecture, figures, light, and color. He was master of them all. He also did paintings that handled other points in history. My favorite is the painting of the Gladiator. His paintings are like time portals to ages long past.
Gerome’s work is celebrated across the world. There are books available on Orientalism and if you’re lucky (like me) you might stumble across some of his work in a museum. I’ve attached a website that has a large collection of his work.
Adam Martinakiscreates 3d enviroments that resemble sculptures or installations. His work ranges form photorealism to surreal and abstract. Human figures in front of strange buildings, huge faces in pieces, abstract lines in space and couples made of wire kissing are some of the themes he uses.