This painting by Gérôme was recently discovered in Frankfurt after many decades. It was thought that it had been destroyed. The unfinished walls of the cave are magnificent!
As I already told, earlier this year I attended an exhibition on Gérôme. Quite impressive.
Now, coincidentally, Bvlgari is mimicking the same idea with Kirsten Dunst and Rachel Weisz.
Jean-Léon Gérôme, St. Jeronimo (1874)
Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Tepidarium (1881)
Henri Rousseau, La Bohémienne endormie (1897)
Rachel Weisz for Bvlgari (2011)