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Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault
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Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault Biography

Théodore Géricault was born into a wealthy Rouen family in 1791. He studied with the painters Carle Vernet (1758-1836) and Pierre Guérin (1774-1833) in Paris, and in 1816-1818 traveled to Italy. The Old Masters, especially Michelangelo and Rubens, influenced him more than any contemporary artist. Already in his early works Géricault strays away from the Neoclassical canons, which dominated in the French art of the time.

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault 16 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault Bibliography

French Drawings from the 15th Century Through Géricault by Jean Vallery-Radot. Little Brown & Co (Pap), 1976.

Géricault: His Life and Work by L. Eitner. Hacker Art Books, 1982.

The Raft of the Medusa: Gericault, Art, and Race by Albert Alhadeff. Prestel Publishing, 2002.

Gericault in Italy by Wheelock Whitney. Yale University Press, 1997.

Géricault by Jean Sagne. Fayard, 1991.