OIL PAINTING: The Dance of the Almeh , 1863
One of the most The Dance of the Almeh. Gerome depicts a dancer performing before soldiers. Gerome saw this dance in Cairo and did the painting in 1863. The mystery and impact of this painting is overpowering. To see this painting will change any artists life. It is so realistic you feel it is alive. There is hnot much description of arab dancing in historical accounts or travelers journals. So this painting inspires one to imagine what this dance looked like.