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Age of Exploration

Academic Art
Allegory, craft, and the unrelenting dictatorship of the Academy

Academic Art, Age of Exploration
Portrait of Marie Antoinette, Joseph Ducreux

Portrait of Marie Antoinette

Joseph Ducreux, 1769
Young lady with a garland of flowers, Marianne Loir

Young lady with a garland of flowers

Marianne Loir, 1754-1769
The Attributes of Hunting and Gardening, Anne Vallayer-Coster

The Attributes of Hunting and Gardening

Anne Vallayer-Coster, 1774
A still life of mackerel, glassware, a loaf of bread and lemons, Anne Vallayer-Coster

A still life of mackerel, glassware, a loaf of bread and lemons

Anne Vallayer-Coster, 1787
Portrait of an Aristocrat in Uniform, Joseph Ducreux

Portrait of an Aristocrat in Uniform

Joseph Ducreux, 1785-1790
La Grande Baigneuse, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

La Grande Baigneuse

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 1808
Cincinnatus Receiving Deputies of the Senate, Alexandre Cabanel

Cincinnatus Receiving Deputies of the Senate

Alexandre Cabanel, 1843-1844
Orestes, Alexandre Cabanel


Alexandre Cabanel, 1846
Fallen Angel, Alexandre Cabanel

Fallen Angel

Alexandre Cabanel, 1847
Albaydé, Alexandre Cabanel


Alexandre Cabanel, 1848
Dante and Virgil in Hell, William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Dante and Virgil in Hell

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1850
The Duel After the Masquerade, Jean-Léon Gérôme

The Duel After the Masquerade

Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1857-1859
Nymph Abducted by a Satyr, Alexandre Cabanel

Nymph Abducted by a Satyr

Alexandre Cabanel, 1860
The Education of the Children of Clovis, Lawrence Alma-Tadema

The Education of the Children of Clovis

Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1861
Pollice Verso, Jean-Léon Gérôme

Pollice Verso

Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1872
La Comtesse de Keller, Alexandre Cabanel

La Comtesse de Keller

Alexandre Cabanel, 1873
Nymphs and Satyr, William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Nymphs and Satyr

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1873
Pandora, Alexandre Cabanel


Alexandre Cabanel, 1873
Echo, Alexandre Cabanel


Alexandre Cabanel, 1874
Hermione, Sarah Bernhardt


Sarah Bernhardt, 1875
The Virgin, the Baby Jesus and Saint John the Baptist, William-Adolphe Bouguereau

The Virgin, the Baby Jesus and Saint John the Baptist

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1875
Virgin Comforter, William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Virgin Comforter

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1875
After the Storm, Sarah Bernhardt

After the Storm

Sarah Bernhardt, 1876
Pieta, William-Adolphe Bouguereau


William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1876
Witches going to their Sabbath, Luis Ricardo Falero

Witches going to their Sabbath

Luis Ricardo Falero, 1878
A Young Woman Reading, Marie Bashkirtseff

A Young Woman Reading

Marie Bashkirtseff, 1880
Faust’s Vision, Luis Ricardo Falero

Faust’s Vision

Luis Ricardo Falero, 1880
Ophelia, Sarah Bernhardt


Sarah Bernhardt, 1880
Phaedra, Alexandre Cabanel


Alexandre Cabanel, 1880
The Secret, Elizabeth Jane Gardner

The Secret

Elizabeth Jane Gardner, c. 1880
The Witches Sabbath, Luis Ricardo Falero

The Witches Sabbath

Luis Ricardo Falero, 1880
A Lady of Constantinople, Osman Hamdi Bey

A Lady of Constantinople

Osman Hamdi Bey, 1881
In the Studio, Marie Bashkirtseff

In the Studio

Marie Bashkirtseff, 1881
Sappho and Alcaeus, Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Sappho and Alcaeus

Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1881
The Tepidarium, Lawrence Alma-Tadema

The Tepidarium

Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1881
Twin Stars, Luis Ricardo Falero

Twin Stars

Luis Ricardo Falero, 1881
At a Book, Marie Bashkirtseff

At a Book

Marie Bashkirtseff, 1882
Madame X, John Singer Sargent

Madame X

John Singer Sargent, 1883
Rebecca et Eliézer, Alexandre Cabanel

Rebecca et Eliézer

Alexandre Cabanel, 1883
The death of Girardot in Bárbula, Cristóbal Rojas Poleo

The death of Girardot in Bárbula

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo, 1883
The Umbrella, Marie Bashkirtseff

The Umbrella

Marie Bashkirtseff, 1883
The Improvised Cup, Elizabeth Jane Gardner

The Improvised Cup

Elizabeth Jane Gardner, c. 1884
The Meeting, Marie Bashkirtseff

The Meeting

Marie Bashkirtseff, 1884
Reaching for the Stars, Luis Ricardo Falero

Reaching for the Stars

Luis Ricardo Falero, c. 1885
The Meeting of Antony and Cleopatra, Lawrence Alma-Tadema

The Meeting of Antony and Cleopatra

Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1885
The Pole Star, Luis Ricardo Falero

The Pole Star

Luis Ricardo Falero, 1885
The First Mourning, William-Adolphe Bouguereau

The First Mourning

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1888
The Roses of Heliogabalus, Lawrence Alma-Tadema

The Roses of Heliogabalus

Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1888
The Birds Nest, or In The Woods, Elizabeth Jane Gardner

The Birds Nest, or In The Woods

Elizabeth Jane Gardner, 1889
An Eloquent Silence, Lawrence Alma-Tadema

An Eloquent Silence

Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1890
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