Not All Artists Are Flunkies of the Zeitgeist

Was Jean-Leon Gerome an Orientalist painter who perpetuated the rule of the white man in the East, as postmodernist critics claim?

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In her 1983 article “The Imaginary Orient,” which gained no little fame in certain circles, American art historian Linda Nochlin berated the Orientalist painter Jean-Leon Gerome. There is insufficient space...