Nihilistic, But Dapper

Posted: 16th January 2012 by affehaus in cultural

Gérôme’s Pet Monkey
Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904) owned a colorful assortment of mementos that he collected during his travels: medieval armor, weapons, costumes, and animal skins.”

“He also kept a celebrated pet monkey, who kept him company in the studio and came to the dinner table wearing formal attire.”

“But from time to time the monkey would escape from its confinement, “turning the studio into a shambles and terrorizing the neighborhood.””
From the Gurney Journey (blog of the guy that did/does the Dinotopia books)

Monkey rides into town on his fiery destrier, intent upon pillage and plunder, and perhaps the liberation of his colleagues from the barrel.
As the resounding tattoo of hoofbeats draws close, the men of the town cringe, the women tremble, and doughnuts make peace with their gods.

But, seriously: “Turning the studio into a shambles and terrorizing the neighborhood”? Yeah– that’s me.
That’s totally me.

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