Pollice Verso by Jean Leon Gerome

Pollice Verso

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Jean Leon Gerome

Realism
gladiator · roman · spectator · arena · fight · wrestle · dagger · sport · jeer · crowd · audience · event · gladiators · spectacle · thumbs down · death · decision
Pollice Verso by Jean Leon Gerome
1872   ·  oil on canvas  ·  Picture ID: 564105   ·  Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona, USA / bridgemanimages.com
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01.11.2020
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Art Print on Canvas Satin, 72cm x 48cm.


01.11.2020
Cesare D.
Art Print on Canvas Satin, 72cm x 48cm.


01.11.2020
Cesare D.
Art Print on Canvas Satin, 72cm x 48cm.
At first glance, this dramatic depiction of the end of a gladiatorial fight draws the viewer into the picture. Jean Leon Gerome has managed to capture with light and shadow, light and dark as well as tense gestures of the victorious fighter and enraged crowd in the stands the moment that seals the end: the death sentence!

What means does the French painter use for realism? Light and shadow underline the highly dramatic event. Surprisingly, however, only the upper left third of the Coliseum is illuminated by the sun glistening bright. So those ranks that are the furthest away from the viewer and image viewer. The gladiators and thus the viewer of the scenery, however, seem to be in the shadow. On the dusty battlefield, only a few light reflections show up. Otherwise the scene of colors and light is dark and threatening. A symbol that the emperor and people have spoken out for the death of the inferior.

High-ranking visitors, such as the white-clad Vestals and the Emperor in person, also sit in their shadows in their privileged places. Precisely because of this, the upset mood is especially evident! The flowing, white robes of the Vestals stand out optically strong. Underpinned by their attitude, some have jumped, the cruel action is reinforced. The static contrast to this unexpected movement of the Vestals and their determination to let the loser die is the victorious warrior. He sets a counterpoint with a shiny gold helmet, his back pressed down and his sword pointing down. Only to put in the next moment, the deadly weapon against the dying.

The cruelty of the drama is reinforced by the dead, who are already slaughtered on the ground. Accordingly, the gang of the fighting arena are bordered with blood-red masonry. This color is partly found on the carpets of the privileged lodges.

Not without reason is this painting famous. One feels the screaming crowd is heard screaming, feeling the moment of death approaching. With the last strength, the poor and the weakest of the inferior point to the sky: a silent memorial against senseless barbarism. © Meisterdrucke
Pollice Verso by Jean Leon Gerome

Pollice Verso

(Thumbs Down)

Jean Leon Gerome

Realism
gladiator · roman · spectator · arena · fight · wrestle · dagger · sport · jeer · crowd · audience · event · gladiators · spectacle · thumbs down · death · decision
Pollice Verso by Jean Leon Gerome
1872   ·  oil on canvas  ·  Picture ID: 564105   ·  Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona, USA / bridgemanimages.com
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01.11.2020
tiziana f.
Art Print on Canvas Satin, 72cm x 48cm.


01.11.2020
Cesare D.
Art Print on Canvas Satin, 72cm x 48cm.


01.11.2020
Cesare D.
Art Print on Canvas Satin, 72cm x 48cm.
At first glance, this dramatic depiction of the end of a gladiatorial fight draws the viewer into the picture. Jean Leon Gerome has managed to capture with light and shadow, light and dark as well as tense gestures of the victorious fighter and enraged crowd in the stands the moment that seals the end: the death sentence!

What means does the French painter use for realism? Light and shadow underline the highly dramatic event. Surprisingly, however, only the upper left third of the Coliseum is illuminated by the sun glistening bright. So those ranks that are the furthest away from the viewer and image viewer. The gladiators and thus the viewer of the scenery, however, seem to be in the shadow. On the dusty battlefield, only a few light reflections show up. Otherwise the scene of colors and light is dark and threatening. A symbol that the emperor and people have spoken out for the death of the inferior.

High-ranking visitors, such as the white-clad Vestals and the Emperor in person, also sit in their shadows in their privileged places. Precisely because of this, the upset mood is especially evident! The flowing, white robes of the Vestals stand out optically strong. Underpinned by their attitude, some have jumped, the cruel action is reinforced. The static contrast to this unexpected movement of the Vestals and their determination to let the loser die is the victorious warrior. He sets a counterpoint with a shiny gold helmet, his back pressed down and his sword pointing down. Only to put in the next moment, the deadly weapon against the dying.

The cruelty of the drama is reinforced by the dead, who are already slaughtered on the ground. Accordingly, the gang of the fighting arena are bordered with blood-red masonry. This color is partly found on the carpets of the privileged lodges.

Not without reason is this painting famous. One feels the screaming crowd is heard screaming, feeling the moment of death approaching. With the last strength, the poor and the weakest of the inferior point to the sky: a silent memorial against senseless barbarism. © Meisterdrucke
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Venus Rising Young Greeks Encouraging Cocks to Fight, 1846 The Snake Charmer, c.1879 Pygmalion and Galatea Naked Woman, c. 1889 The Bathers; The Baigneuses, c.1889 The Slave Market in Rome, c1883-c1884 The Guard In the Desert Tiger on the Watch The Slave for Sale, 1873 The Slave Market Phryne Before the Jury The Carpet Merchant The Duel After the Masquerade
Other art prints by Jean Leon Gerome
Venus Rising Young Greeks Encouraging Cocks to Fight, 1846 The Snake Charmer, c.1879 Pygmalion and Galatea Naked Woman, c. 1889 The Bathers; The Baigneuses, c.1889 The Slave Market in Rome, c1883-c1884 The Guard In the Desert Tiger on the Watch The Slave for Sale, 1873 The Slave Market Phryne Before the Jury The Carpet Merchant The Duel After the Masquerade
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The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog Young Hare Young Hare Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I Still Life with Lemons, Oranges and a Rose Birth of Venus Death and Life, c.1911 Self Portrait with Gloves The Naked Maja Almond Blossom The Origin of the World, 1866 Childrens Games The Swing The Battle of Issus, or The Victory of Alexander the Great, 1529 Summer Evening on the Skagen Southern Beach with Anna Ancher and Marie Kroyer

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