Aime Nicolas Morot Biography
Aime Nicolas Morot painted religious subjects and profane subjects, allegories, mythological compositions, battle scenes, with an endless facility and felicity of touch. From a journey in Spain he brought back a number of Spanish motives, one of which, a scene at a bull-fight, is now in the Corcoran Gallery at Washington. "Japanese Fancy" is one of his characteristically audacious experiments in contrasts, the opposition of the pure and delicate tint and texture of flesh to the blazing and gaudy colors of an Oriental umbrella and robe. Morot is a son-in-law of the great painter J.L. Gerome.