"Women Feeding Pigeons" in the Egyptian Palaces of International Artist "Jean-Lyum Jerome"

painting Wed, Jun. 17, 2020
Today, we see a painting "Women Feeding Pigeons" by the international artist "Jean-Lyum Jerome", who lived in the period between (1824-1904) and is considered one of the most famous oriental artists who drew creativity and beauty in Egypt.

In the painting we see women, who appear to be princesses, one of whom feeds pigeons, while the others look at them, we do not need to say that they are in a palace, and that their costumes indicate that they are from the Supreme People, and that they appear to be always veiled.

Jean-Leon Jerome is a famous French painter and sculptor, and is considered one of the most prominent orientalists who came to the Arab and Islamic East during the nineteenth century, and his collection includes historical paintings, Greek myths and the East.

In Paris Jean-Leon Jerome learned in the Atelier of classical painter Charles Glair for some time. He tried to enter the salon "Pri de Roue" but he failed and his drawings received no attention. Jerome then worked to improve his skills and he drew the painting of the Cock Struggle and progressed with it and won the third degree medal, and some of his paintings won the second degree medal in France in 1848 AD.

He made his trip in the year 1854 AD to Turkey and from there to Egypt and it was his first visit to Egypt. Jerome wrote his travel diaries and later printed it in a book, and his friends, photographers and journalists, shared this trip.

Jerome was depicting the scenes he was seeing and then later in his studio to draw them in paintings, as he was also drawing drafts of the effects that he was going through.

Jean-Lyon Jerome met the Khedive Ismail, and when he returned to Paris he sent him an album containing a photograph for all his works. Jerome and a number of French artists were invited to the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869.

In the year 1868 AD, he made a long trip to Egypt and Asia Minor, and visited Cairo's ancient mosques and photographed Islamic architecture.

One of his most famous paintings is Bonaparte, which overlooks the Sphinx.

Jean-Leon Jerome married Marie-Jubilee and had one son and four daughters. Jean-Leon Jerome died on January 10, 1904 AD in his studio in Paris.