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Hello Dear Reader,

Once in a while I would like to write about a piece of great art in this blog. In this age of constant barrage of “content” - we spend too little time on perusing great compositions which changed the art world.

“The Raft of Medusa” by Théodore Géricault (pronounced zeriko in English) is one such painting. Géricault was a classically trained painter, who pioneered the French Romanticism movement movement, but died tragically young.

“The Raft of Medusa” is a huge painting - roughly 16ft by 24ft. It depicts the aftermath of the wrecking of the french naval ship Medusa off the coast of north west africa in 1816. The painting itself was completed a couple of years later - after detailed research by the artist.

The wikipedia page 1 on the painting has an excellent presentation. You should notice the hard work involved in putting together this masterpiece.

I’ll leave you with a small picture of the painting. If you ever get a chance do go look at it. I believe it is displayed at the Louvre in Paris.

Painting - Raft of Medusa

As always, artistically yours,

Abhishek (art noob)