Jean Lecomte du Nou˙
The Dream of a Eunuch, 1874,
oil on panel, 15 1/2 x 25 3/4 in. (39.3 x 65.4 cm)
Cleveland Museum of Art
Photo courtesy of Dahesh Museum of Art
From Homer to the Harem : The Art of Jean Lecomte du Nou˙
NEW YORK • Dahesh Museum of Art • Ongoing
|Jean Lecomte du Nou˙ (1842-1923) derived his subjects primarily from classical history, the Bible, and his own travels to Egypt, Morocco, and Romania. Through these themes, he visualized a chronologically distant past and a geographically distant present. |
As a favorite student of the renowned academician Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904), Lecomte du Nou˙ enjoyed several undisputed triumphs at the Salon and consciously avoided modernism, sustaining instead the beau idéal, the traditional sense of beauty closely tied to a high degree of finish and empirical realism.
This retrospective of more than 100 paintings, oil sketches, and drawings encompasses almost all of Lecomte du Nou˙’s located works.
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