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. 
Géricault copied paintings in the Louvre and traveled to Rome, where he discovered Michelangelo's works and the exuberance of Baroque art. 
Théodore Géricault had a personal predilection for drama and expressive force.
The Raft of the Medusa (1818-1819). Realism and Romanticism.
Sailboat on the Sea, 1818 - 1819.