An overview of some of the articles on painting published here during the last year. From Goethe’s Faust to Leonardo da Vinci.
Raft of the Medusa
Considers modern history painting before this by West and David, the underlying story of the tragedy, and how Géricault came to paint what he did.
One of the greatest narrative paintings of all time, and the only well-known work by this promising painter.
Géricault’s painstaking research resulted in a painting which is not true to any moment in time, so it is ironic that publications about the painting and its production appear not to be true to the painting itself.