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Theodore Gericault

   •   Romantic   •   Wikipedia: Theodore Gericault
197 Discovered works of art  •  ID: #2191
The cultural-historical epoch "Romanticism", which began at the end of the 18th century and lasted well into the 19th century, was influenced by important artists such as the French painter, sculptor, lithographer and draftsman Théodore Géricault. His relatively short life was moving, if not stormy, and gave rise to numerous myths about his person. In 1814 he fell in love with his six-year-old Aunt Alexandrine, a romantic and at the same time impossible love. Out of the relationship emerged a son, who was spent as a child of a maid. Only after the death of Théodore Géricault, the grandfather officially recognized the boy as a family member.

Théodore Géricault, who came from a well-off family, had the opportunity to live out his enthusiasm for horses. Since he also had an interest in fighting and battles, this was reflected in his works such as in the portrait of Lieutenant Dieudonné (German God given). Théodore Géricault, who graduated from the École de Beaux-Arts in Paris, focused on depictions of figures, especially military scenes. At 21, he already received prizes for his works and became famous. In his circle of friends artists were like a master of the romantic epoch: Eugene Delacroix .

Many of Théodore Géricault's works have to be considered gigantic. His famous oil painting: "Le radeau de la Méduse" (dt the raft of Medusa) has a size of about 7 mx 5 m and is now exhibited in the Paris Louvre . This picture is not an imaginary representation. Théodore Géricault criticized the dramas that arise when unqualified people take responsibility. After a ship ran aground, a raft was built for 400 people. In the pyramid-like painting are horrible scenes to see such as death and cannibalism. For this purpose, the painter studied the colors, which emphasize the corpses particularly well. It may sound cruel, but that's how he got a realistic picture. Today, photos are taken or films are shot. In those days, artists like Théodore Géricault created images of contemporary history. He noted what should not be forgotten and made art an expression of his critical attitude. © Meisterdrucke


 
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Portrait of the Carpenter of 'Th...
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Portrait of the Carpenter of 'Th...
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The Charging Chasseur
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The Charging Chasseur
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El beso
1816 | Oil on canvas

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El beso
1816 | Oil on canvas

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A Negro, 1823-24
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A Negro, 1823-24
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Pferd im Gewitter
1820 | Oil on canvas

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Pferd im Gewitter
1820 | Oil on canvas

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Two sketches for The Raft of the...
Undated | pen & ink and wash

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Napoleon's Stallion, Tamerlan
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Napoleon's Stallion, Tamerlan
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The Barge Horse (pencil und wc o...
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The Barge Horse (pencil und wc o...
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Kopf eines Schimmels
1815 | painting

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Kopf eines Schimmels
1815 | painting

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Portrait of Simeon Bonnesoeur-Bo...
1812 | Oil on canvas

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Portrait of Simeon Bonnesoeur-Bo...
1812 | Oil on canvas

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Course de chevaux dit Le Derby
1821 | Oil on canvas

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Course de chevaux dit Le Derby
1821 | Oil on canvas

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Men's Academy
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Men's Academy
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Horses' Hindquarters
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Horses' Hindquarters
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Cheval arabe gris-blanc
1824 | painting

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Cheval arabe gris-blanc
1824 | painting

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Ein stehendes Pferd
1791 | Oil on canvas

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Ein stehendes Pferd
1791 | Oil on canvas

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Jean Baptiste Kleber (1753-1800)...
Undated | graphite, pen and ink, gouache and watercolour on paper

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Jean Baptiste Kleber (1753-1800)...
0 | graphite, pen and ink, gouache and watercolour on paper

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Undated | pencil and watercolour on paper

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0 | pencil and watercolour on paper

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Episode from Napoleon's Retreat ...
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Episode from Napoleon's Retreat ...
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Execution in London (the Punishm...
Undated | watercolour and pencil

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