Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

The Raft of the Medusa (detail)

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Paris, France, Style: French Romantic, School: Romantic, Movement: Romanticism, French, Painting, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: French Romantic; School: Romantic; Movement: Romanticism; French; Painting

Subject: geographic

Paris, France

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-NFF0056

The Raft of the Medusa (detail)

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