It’s been 27 years since art historian Linda Nochlin published her essay “The Imaginary Orient,” a critique of sexist and racist depictions of “brown and black folk” by Western artists such as Jean-Léon Gérôme. Back then, “I was put off… More»
Eye-to-eye with a mystery man.
In 18th century France, terracotta busts were popular additions to the home as they were relatively inexpensive, and fit for both middle class and wealthy consumers.
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Eye-to-eye connects the peoples of yesterday to you through art.
Bust of a Man, about 1760, Attributed to Jean-Jacques Caffieri. J. Paul Getty Museum.