The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

September 26, 2013

September 26, 1791

Théodore Géricault ​ (September 26, 1791 to January 26, 1824) is labeled a romantic painter. That he is a great painter, I cannot doubt. His most famous work is "The Raft of the Medusa", wherein he imagines the aftermath of a shipwreck. But I need to study on why he would be labeled a Romantic, except for an accidental chronological coincidence. Revolutionary oh yes. You might not see it in the painting below,.titled "The White Cat." I have a link to another cat he did dated to 1821 It is of a cat carcass, and it is not hard to look at. (Some of Gericault's stuff IS).  

The cat painting above I would label a bridge between Goya and Cezanne. 

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