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Diogenes, 1860 by Jean-Léon Gérôme (French 1824-1904).....The Greek philosopher Diogenes (404-323 BC) is seated in his abode, an earthenware tub, in the Metroon, Athens, lighting the lamp in daylight with which he was to search for an honest man. His companions were dogs that also served as emblems of his "Cynic" (Greek: "kynikos," dog-like) philosophy, which emphasized an austere existence. ...

Jean-Léon Gérôme: Look at the way he painted the different textures of fabrics. I just love his work.

Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824–1904 ). Pygmalion and Galatea, ca. 1890. Gift of Louis C. Raegner, 1927 (27.200)

The Tryst - Jean-Leon Gerome Gerome was a French painter, sculptor and a teacher. His style is also known as Academicism