Gericault's Horses: Drawings and Watercolors (English and French Edition)

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9780865650473: Gericault's Horses: Drawings and Watercolors (English and French Edition)
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Equestrian drawings by one of France's greatest painters, captures the rich spirit of the Romantic Age while, at the same time, provide a metaphor for the human personality in all its mercurial qualities

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The 19th-century French romantic artist's life-long fascination with horses is examined here by the author of a catalogue raisonne of his paintings ( Tout l'oeuvre peint de Gericault , 1978). The introduction gives biographical background with an emphasis on Gericault's recurring themes, and the catalog provides a selection of drawings and watercolors that trace his interest in equine subjects throughout his career. Each sumptuous color reproduction is accompanied by a short commentary and a fine scholarly catalog entry. Unfortunately, comparative images are too small to be very useful, and more would have been welcome since the commentaries frequently refer to paintings not illustrated. Although a lavish picture book, possibly useful to students and scholars, this is best used in conjunction with books on Gericault's paintings. Not an essential purchase. Lynell A. Morr, John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art Lib., Sarasota, Fla.
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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