A novel based on historical fact, The Raft of the Medusa reveals the turbulent life and work of Thiodore Giricault, the great 19th Century French artist and how he came to paint a masterpiece that publicized a tragic maritime scandal and ultimately influenced the development of Romantic art. Born to a rich and conservative provincial family, Giricault's short existence was a struggle to achieve balance and order amid the unstable forces that plagued his mind and emotions. A passionate affair with his aunt ended ...

The Raft of the Medusa 2003, Xlibris Corporation

ISBN-13: 9781401071097

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