Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1890 - Pygmalion and Galatea - fine art print

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The 19th century piece of art called Pygmalion and Galatea was made by the painter Jean-Léon Gérôme in 1890. The more than 130 years old original version measures the size: 35 x 27 in (88,9 x 68,6 cm). Oil on canvas was used by the French painter as the technique for the artpiece. Today, the artpiece belongs to the The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection, which is one of the world's largest and finest art museums, which includes more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe.. With courtesy of - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Louis C. Raegner, 1927 (public domain). The creditline of the artwork is the following: Gift of Louis C. Raegner, 1927. Further, the alignment is portrait and has an image ratio of 1 : 1.2, meaning that the length is 20% shorter than the width. Jean-Léon Gérôme was a painter of French nationality, whose artistic style can mainly be attributed to Realism. The French painter was born in 1824 and passed away at the age of 80 in the year 1904.

Original artwork description from the museum's website (© - The Metropolitan Museum of Art -

Between 1890 and 1892, Gérôme made both painted and sculpted variations on the theme of Pygmalion and Galatea, the tale recounted in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. All depict the moment when the sculpture of Galatea was brought to life by the goddess Venus, in fulfillment of Pygmalion’s wish for a wife as beautiful as the sculpture he created. This is one of three known versions in oil that are closely related to a polychrome marble sculpture, also fashioned by Gérôme (Hearst Castle, San Simeon, Calif.). In each of the paintings, the sculpture appears at a different angle, as though it was being viewed in the round.

Structured artwork data

Title of the painting: "Pygmalion and Galatea"
Classification: painting
Category: modern art
Century: 19th century
Artwork year: 1890
Age of artwork: around 130 years old
Original medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions of the original artwork: 35 x 27 in (88,9 x 68,6 cm)
Museum: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location of the museum: New York City, New York, United States of America
Website of the museum: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Artwork license type: public domain
Courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Louis C. Raegner, 1927
Artwork creditline: Gift of Louis C. Raegner, 1927

Artist details

Name of the artist: Jean-Léon Gérôme
Gender: male
Nationality of artist: French
Jobs: painter
Country of origin: France
Classification: modern artist
Art styles: Realism
Died at the age of: 80 years
Year of birth: 1824
Died: 1904

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  • Aluminium dibond: This is a metal print made on aluminium dibond with a true effect of depth.
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The product details

Print prodct: fine art print
Reproduction: reproduction in digital format
Manufaturing technique: UV direct print
Manufacturing: German production
Type of stock: on demand production
Intended product usage: home décor, wall gallery
Image alignment: portrait alignment
Aspect ratio: 1 : 1.2
Image ratio meaning: the length is 20% shorter than the width
Product material options: acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), canvas print, metal print (aluminium dibond), poster print (canvas paper)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) size variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Poster print (canvas paper) sizes: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Dibond print (alumnium material) size options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Frame: without frame

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