The Matrix

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Jean-Léon Gérôme, from “Gladiator” to “The Matrix”

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“Gérôme forged narrative practices that would take the cinema decades to invent,” art historian Marc Gotlieb told a packed auditorium recently in a discussion of The Spectacular Art of Jean-Léon Gérôme, which closes this Sunday. Really? How could a 19th-century… More»

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      Strangest childbirth in mythological history?

      In this Mannerist depiction of the story, half-naked, twisting bodies unfold in a rather odd scene. Bacchus is plopped from the womb as his mother, a moral named Semele, catches on fire

      Traumatic. 

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