I'm currently in California-- Long Beach to be exact-- for two weeks.
Today we went to the Getty to see its collection of Rembrandts and a current Gerome exhibit.
The first piece I saw that I fell in love with was The Bacchante. The way her hair and horns match textures is incredible and her lovely facial structure is exotic enough to convince me that she *could* be only mostly human.
His treatment of cloth in all of its textures, weights and colors was also phenomenal.
There's a slide show here of the Getty's exhibition highlights that is worth seeing. And the work is worth seeing in person if you get the chance. His hand was amazingly delicate.