Greek Slave

Artist: Jean Leon GeromeTitle: Greek Slave (1870)Medium: OilSize: I spotted this beautifully rendered piece via Gandalf's Gallery and got very excited, since I have not seen this Gerome painting before. An unfinished painting it shows the rough drawing beneath the umber wash in. I absolutely love this stage, where it is clearly apparent that the viewer is looking at a work in progress,  yet sees the figure almost photorealistic.  Gerome started by making a rough pencil...

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