Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes:


Jean-Léon Gérôme, “Pollice Verso,” 1872

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About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.
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3 Responses to Art Du Jour

  1. Awesome. What a virtuoso Gerome was.

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  2. This one correctly illustrates the Roman use of thumbs up/down. It was the opposite of today’s meaning, down meant: thrust your sword into him. up meant don’t use your weapon.

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  3. lloydville says:

    Great painting.

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