Théodore Géricault

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Jean-Louis-André-Théodore Géricault (1791 - 1824) was a French painter, largely self-taught. He exerted a seminal influence on the development of Romantic art in France; Eugene Delacroix, was profoundly influenced by Géricault. [1]

Géricault copied paintings in the Louvre and traveled to Rome, where he discovered Michelangelo's works and the exuberance of Baroque art. [2]

Théodore Géricault had a personal predilection for drama and expressive force.


Géricault The Raft of the Medusa.jpg

The Raft of the Medusa (1818-1819). Realism and Romanticism.


See also

Officer of the Chasseurs charging on horseback, ca. 1812.
Le Derby d'Epsom, 1821.

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Gericault, Sailboat on the Sea, 1818 - 1819.png

Sailboat on the Sea, 1818 - 1819.

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