Artistes Pompiers

by Matthew Innis |

During the nineteenth century, a peculiar pejorative was coined to describe French artists working in the Neo-Classical style.  Among detractors, these artists became known as the “artistes pompiers,” a term which literally translates as “firemen artists.”  Though today’s audience might not immediately grasp the joke, citizens of nineteenth century Paris would have been able to…

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