|Sleeping Putto, 1882, Leon Bazile Perrault|
|The Death of Priam, 1861, Leon Bazille Perrault|
|The First Murder, |
Leon Bazile Perrault
|Leon Bazille Perrault and his genre works. |
The symbolic genre he didn't catch on to until later.
Meditation (upper-right) is an early example.
|Venus was the star of the shows at the annual male-dominated Salon. Women, especially mothers, preferred Perrault's symbolic genre|
|Perrault's titles were either obvious and content related, or such that they offered a moral dilemma (Out in the Cold) or symbolically taught some moral truth.|
|Christ au Tombeau (Christ Entombed), 1863 Leon Perrault|
|It would seem that either Perrault or his buyers (or both) had|
a special liking for young girls (especially those with cats).
|Perrault would appear to have been quite shrewd in offering|
paintings of female nudes for the men and chaste young mothers with their children for his female clients.
|Only a Frenchman would come up|
with such a silly scene.