The Death of Caesar, Jean Léon Gérôme

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Go in close on this one, it’s a big painting. Look at the scene, the violence and the stillness. Power and regret – the depths into the dark. A man busily cleaning up, maybe needing something to do with himself in the aftermath of the act – the murderers with their daggers held aloft and in the corner no longer of this world lies Caesar.

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