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A Horse frightened by Lightning - Jean-Louis-André-Théodore Géricault - Framed art Print

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Type: Print On Demand Image

Collections: Animal,  Classics & Masters,  Farm Animals,  Horses,  National Gallery,  Pre 1900,  Romanticism,  


  • Framed Romanticism art print (34 x 40 cm) by Jean-Louis-André-Théodore Géricault.
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  • Framed Size is 34 x 40 cm.
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About this artwork

Jean-Louis-André-Théodore Géricault, a well known French artist, was immensely fascinated by horses, specifically their anatomy. Back in 1813, he created various oil-based studies of horses stationed at the majestic Imperial stables of the Palace of Versailles. Géricault artfully illustrates the scene where a purebred horse responds to a flash of lightning in the top right corner. He masterfully encapsulates the glow of the horse's speckled coat that is briefly illuminated by the lightning. This print has been color adjusted to match the original artwork and has received the approval of the National Gallery. Every purchase goes towards supporting the museum's operations.



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About the artist

The French Romanticism pioneer in painting, Jean-Louis-André-Théodore Géricault (1791 - 1824), had a deep fondness for horses, often depicted dramatically in his work. Born in Rouen, he began his artistic training in Paris under Carle Vernet in 1808. However, he left Vernet after a couple of years, humorously explaining that one of his horses could devour six of Vernet's. He then joined the Neo-classical painter Pierre Guérin, where his pal Delacroix would later study.

Drawn towards the military-themed art of Baron Gros and influenced by works of Rubens and Renaissance Venetian painters in the Louvre, Géricault's recognition of Michelangelo's brilliance only grew stronger following his 1816-7 Italian visit. Upon his return to Paris, he created his most well known painting, 'The Raft of the Medusa' (displayed in The Louvre, Paris), a grand, modern drama scene painted in a heroic style, which he presented at the 1819 Salon.

Like Delacroix, Géricault admired English art and journeyed to England in 1820-1, but unfortunately returned in poor health. His final years produced a remarkable series of portraits of lunatic asylum inmates, commissioned by a friend.

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