I have worked with using pieces from master paintings in my composites before and when I came across this beautiful painting by Jean-Leon Gerome called “A Roman Slave Market”, I knew I wanted to use the slave as a bather in one of my abandoned locations. This painting is from the open access images from The Walters Art Museum. You can see the original here. The location is kept a secret because it is one of Abandoned America Leap of Faith trips where the location is not disclosed at the time you sign up for it and we are asked not disclose afterwards. Photographed with my Fuji X-T1.
Nicely appropriated! The Walters was just around the corner from my office when I worked in Baltimore. In those days they were free on Wednesdays, making it a great spot to wander for 20 minutes of my lunch hour.
Thank you David! The Walters is very generous allowing access to some of their work on display.