Jean-Léon Gérôme Fine Art Print : the bath

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In this orientalist painting created by Jean-Léon Gérôme the country of origin is unknown. Gérôme depicts a black haired Caucasian woman being bathed by an African woman attending to her body. The bathing room has a large, elaborate sink surrounded by porcelain tile. In addition, there are turquoise tiles surrounding the room, providing an elegance to the room.

When looking deeper into this painting, one can see Arabic writing on the upper right hand side. This writing symbolizes that this painting’s setting is in the Arab World. In addition, when looking at the relationship between the two women, the white woman’s face is looking away from the African woman. This relationship plays into an orientalist lens because the white woman is putting out her hand as if she has no respect for the woman washing her; a power struggle is clearly seen. By not looking at her and placing her hand out as if she should be pampered, the viewer can assume that the white woman’s status is much higher than that of the black woman. Similarly, when looking at the clothing of the African woman, she is wearing a headdress as well as cloth around her body, but her clothing is falling off. This could be interpreted as the reason why the white woman is unwilling to look at her, because her nudity is inherently disturbing to white society. Lastly, by depicting the white woman as naked, Gérôme is playing into French men’s desires of women from the orient. Although her chest is not revealed, men would have been intrigued by her nudity, as it would have reassured their impressions of the Orient as exotic.

Jean-Léon Gérôme (11 May 1824 – 10 January 1904) was a French painter and sculptor in the style now known as academicism. His paintings were so widely reproduced that he was "arguably the world's most famous living artist by 1880." The range of his oeuvre included historical painting, Greek mythology, Orientalism, portraits, and other subjects, bringing the academic painting tradition to an artistic climax. He is considered one of the most important painters from this academic period. He was also a teacher with a long list of students.

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Fine art papers are printed without any additional white border Please let us know at the time of ordering if you would like a small additional white border.

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