The main image shows the central portion of Delaroche's large Hemicycle, where the most famous artists of Classical antiquity (left to right:
Ictinus, Apelles, and Phidias) preside over allegorical figures of the arts. To the left of
the stairs are Gothic and Greek art, while Roman and Renaissance face them on the right. See
also the images of the
right portions of the mural, where an elite group of artists
are assembled, including Leonardo da Vinci and Nicholas Poussin.