Academic Art

Allegory, craft, and the unrelenting dictatorship of the Academy

Portrait of Marie Antoinette

Joseph Ducreux, 1769

Portrait of an Aristocrat in Uniform

Joseph Ducreux, 1785-1790

La Grande Baigneuse

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 1808

Fallen Angel

Alexandre Cabanel, 1847


Alexandre Cabanel, 1848

Dante and Virgil in Hell

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1850

The Duel After the Masquerade

Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1857-1859

Nymph and Satyr

Alexandre Cabanel, 1860

The Education of the Children of Clovis

Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1861

Pollice Verso

Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1872

La Comtesse de Keller

Alexandre Cabanel, 1873


Alexandre Cabanel, 1873


Alexandre Cabanel, 1874


Sarah Bernhardt, 1875

The Virgin, the Baby Jesus and Saint John the Baptist

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1875

Virgin Comforter

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1875

After the Storm

Sarah Bernhardt, 1876


William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1876

A Young Woman Reading

Marie Bashkirtseff, 1880


Sarah Bernhardt, 1880


Alexandre Cabanel, 1880

The Secret

Elizabeth Jane Gardner, 1880

A Lady of Constantinople

Osman Hamdi Bey, 1881

In the Studio

Marie Bashkirtseff, 1881

Sappho and Alcaeus

Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1881

The Tepidarium

Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1881

At a Book

Marie Bashkirtseff, 1882

Rebecca et Eliézer

Alexandre Cabanel, 1883

The death of Girardot in Bárbula

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo, 1883

The Umbrella

Marie Bashkirtseff, 1883

The Improvised Cup

Elizabeth Jane Gardner, 1884

The Meeting

Marie Bashkirtseff, 1884

The Meeting of Antony and Cleopatra

Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1885

The First Mourning

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1888

The Roses of Heliogabalus

Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1888

The Birds Nest, or In The Woods

Elizabeth Jane Gardner, 1889

An Eloquent Silence

Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1890

Pygmalion and Galatea

Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1890

Angels Entertaining the Holy Child

Marianne Stokes, 1887-1893

Unconscious Rivals

Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1893


Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1894

The Abduction of Psyche

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1895

The Sole Witness

Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl, 1898

The Madonna of the Lilies

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1899

In the Garden

Elizabeth Jane Gardner, 1900

The Virgin With Angels

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1900

Silver Favourites

Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1903

The Tortoise Trainer

Osman Hamdi Bey, 1906

Reciting the Quran (Kur’an Tilaveti)

Osman Hamdi Bey, 1910

Scribe (Arzuhalci)

Osman Hamdi Bey, 1910
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The Enlightenment

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