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Jean-Leon Gerome – Pygmalion and Galatea (animated)

May 3, 2010

Pygmalion and Galatea
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Jean-Leon Gerome’s “Pygmalion & Galatea” (1890)

Current Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

FACT OF THE DAY: Shortly after her animation, Galatea had Pygmalion sculpt a small dog, a washer/dryer combo and her own mother (who ended up living with them in the guest room). Things got dicey.

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