Jean-Léon Gérôme and the Crisis of History Painting in the 1850s
Gülru Çakmak is Assistant Professor in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
"An important, powerfully-argued book that reinserts Gérôme back into the pictorial mainstream of the 1850s and 1860s, even as it also makes the case for the original, searching, and ambitious character of Gerome's art at a decisive moment of his career. A welcome intervention that essentially rewrites the career of a still controversial artist, now back in the public eye.”
Marc Gotlieb, Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art
'Gülru Çakmak's research inaugurates a new chapter in Gerome studies. She has thoroughly researched the critical and cultural history of his times, and her insights have enabled her to uncover the significance of his unique pictorial manner.'Professor Stephen Bann, University of Bristol
"Based on solid research, this exciting work takes the subject forward in a new and interesting direction, making a valuable contribution to scholarship."
Dr Patricia Smyth, University of Warwick
Size: 239 x 163 mm
13 colour illustrations and 36 B&W illustrations
Publication: December 1, 2017