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The fourth group consists of three men who mount some barrels at the Raft's forward end and signal to the Argus. It is the most important of the four groups, that gives a culmination to the dramatic narrative and compositional structure of the Medusa. Yet it is the last that he invented. The Nero's powerful torso stands out against the sky high above the horizon, the cloth unfurling in the wind from his uplifted arm and gives the scene a splendid climax.
Paris, France, Style: French Romantic, School: Romantic, Movement: Romanticism, French, Painting, Painting
Style: French Romantic; School: Romantic; Movement: Romanticism; French; Painting
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Unknown, "The Raft of the Medusa (detail)" (2022). Art and Art History Collection (Saskia). 2687.