Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault

1781-1824 France-Romanticism

 

Brief Biography-Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault was born in Rouen in 1791. He studied under Carle Vernet and Pierre-Narcisse Guérin in Paris, but he preferred to study master's paintings in the Louvre and was significantly influenced by Rubens and Gros. With his interest in painting horses, he joined the Jockey Club and acquired a studio of his own. In 1814, Géricault served with the Royal Musketeers before going to Italy in 1816. There he copied old masters in Florence and Rome. When he returned to Paris, he veered from painting animals to historical works. Géricault produced his best-known masterpiece 'The Raft of Medusa', and the Louvre exhibited it in 1819. He went to England in 1820 and was well-received, he did lithographs of horses and London street and race scenes. In Paris, he painted several pictures of inmates in a Paris asylum for a treatise by Étienne-Jean Georget, a psychiatrist friend. Studies of the slave trade and the inquisition were his last endeavours. Following a fall from a horse, his health failed, and he died in 1824.

 

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Kleptomaniac

A Kleptomaniac

Compulsive Gambler

A Madwoman and Compulsive Gambler

Obsessive Envy

Woman Suffering from Obsessive Envy

Man with Delusions

Man with Delusions of Military Command

Carabinier

Carabinier

A Man

A Man

A Turk

A Turk

An Artist

An Artist in His Studio

Anatomical Pieces

Anatomical Pieces


Arm and Hand

Study of Arm and Hand

Feet and Hands

Study of Feet and Hands

Male Study

Male Study

Study of Heads

Study of Heads

Study of a Head

Study of a Head

Horse Race

Horse Race

Guillotined Head

Guillotined Head

Lovers

Lovers

Alfred Dedreux

Deluge

Deluge

The Epsom Derby

The Epsom Derby

English Horse

English Horse in Stable

Arab Horse

Arab Horse Grey White

Head of a Horse

Head of a White Horse

Horse in the Storm

Horse in the Storm

The Horse Goes

The Horse Goes from the Stable

Drowned Man

Head of a Drowned Man

Horse Races

Riderless Horse Races

Horse Market

Horse Market Five Horses at the Stake

Laure Bro

Laure Bro

A Young Man

Portrait of a Young Man

The Raft

The Raft of the Medusa

Young Man

Young Man

Battle of Maipo

Battle of Maipo

The Chasseurs

Officer of the Chasseurs

The White Cat

The White Cat

Wounded Cuirassier

The Wounded Cuirassier Sketch

Wounded Officer

Wounded Officer of the Imperial Guard

Coal Car

Coal Car

The Page of Mazeppa

The Page of Mazeppa

Lioness Head

Lioness Head

Landscape

Landscape with Fishermen

The Plaster Kiln

The Plaster Kiln

A Boy

A Boy

The Three Skulls

The Three Skulls detail of the centre of the table

The Wreck

The Wreck

Alfred and Elisabeth

Alfred and Elisabeth Dedreux

The Kiss

The Kiss