Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault - The Encyclopedia of Fine Arts - Artist, Painter  Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault

Style: Romanticism;

Place: Rouen

Born: 1791

Death: 1824


Theodore Gericault was a 19th century French painter who helped pioneer the way for the Romantic style. When Gericault was studying as an art student in Paris the major artist movement of the time was Neoclassicism. However, Gericault did not favor this new movement with its classical roots and structural form. Instead, he preferred the works of such artists as Rubens, Titian, Velazquez and Rembrandt, all of whose works he copied and studied at the Louvre.

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