Monday, September 26, 2016

Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault born this day in 1791.

Raft of the Medusa:  https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-why-has-this-painting-inspired-so-many-contemporary-artists
Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault (26 September 1791 - 26 January 1824) was a profoundly influential French artist, painter and lithographer, known for The Raft of the Medusa and other paintings. Although he died young, he became one of the pioneers of the Romantic movement.

Portrait of a Black Man. Could have been painted yesterday
Study of a Male Torso, 1811
'With the brush we merely tint, while the imagination alone produces color'



Théodore Géricault also had a particular fondness for cats. Today he'd be tweeting cute cat pix.

Controversy over the "Raft of the Medusa" http://www.artble.com/artists/theodore_gericault/paintings/the_raft_of_the_medusa 

Things to know about the "Raft of the Medusa" http://mentalfloss.com/article/66839/15-things-you-should-know-about-raft-medusa

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