The Raft of the Medusa
Thèodore Gèricault - 1818-1819
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This very large canvas caused sensation in the Salon of 1819. The use of Chiaroscuro in association with a tragic subject marked the transition from Neoclassicism to Romanticism, which dominated French painting the next 30 years.
Owner/Location: Musée du Louvre  (France - Paris)
Dates: 1818-1819
Artist age:Approximately 28 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 491 cm (193.31 in.), Width: 716 cm (281.89 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member Josselin on 24 May 2013.
Exhibition History
1819 - Salon of 1819 (Musée du Louvre)
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