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Nov/Dec 2013

DiogenesJean-Léon Gérôme, a Philosopher in the Eyes of an Artist

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  • 1St George’s Hospital and Medical School, London, England
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2013;15(6):401-402. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2013.1885

If what you have seems insufficient to you, then though you possess the world, you will yet be miserable.
Seneca (Roman Stoic philosopher)

Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904) was a French painter, sculptor, and educator, and one of the most prominent academic artists of the late 19th century. He was fascinated by technical virtuosity in the style of Ingres and was an inventive illustrator in the style of his teacher Delaroche. As a professor in the École des Beaux-Arts, he was an extremely influential figure in the Paris art world and known for being hostile to the Impressionists.

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