Museums and Art

Wounded Cuirassier, Theodore Gericault, 1814

Wounded Cuirassier, Theodore Gericault, 1814

We are searching data for your request:

Forums and discussions:
Manuals and reference books:
Data from registers:
Wait the end of the search in all databases.
Upon completion, a link will appear to access the found materials.

Wounded cuirassier - Theodore Gericault. 294 x 358 cm

Revolutionary romance in France in the early 19th century quickly gave way to the predation of Napoleonic conquests. And after the defeat of Napoleon, when the Bourbons returned to the throne, the French experienced something similar to nostalgia for those good times when the words freedom, equality, fraternity had not yet turned into an empty sound, masking the whistle of guillotines in the squares of Paris.

Creating a picture, Gericault could not imagine that it would be a challenge to the royal house and an expression of the feelings of the people. The hero of the picture does not look defeated. Forced to leave the battlefield, he is full of dignity. The hero barely holds the war horse, but the weapon is tightly clenched in his hand.

In the landscape surrounding the cuirassier, many see a hint of the Russian winter, the reason for the complete defeat of Napoleon and the beginning of his fiasco.

Bright colors, precise lines, emotional work attracted the widest public attention and discontent of the authorities. Shocked by the defeat and collapse of everything that until recently was the pride of the French nation is the main idea of ​​the picture. The author expressed the whole gamut of his feelings in the year of the final approval of the conservative orders, class and the beginning of repressions in relation to all those who were involved in government of the times of the revolution and empire.

Watch the video: The Battle of the Golden Spurs 1302 AD (July 2022).


  1. Giollabuidhe

    I think you are wrong. I can defend my position. Email me at PM, we will discuss.

  2. Gucage

    is absolutely compliant

  3. Egbert

    Between us speaking, I have tried to decide this problem.

  4. Moran

    broke through the norms

  5. Waydell

    Sorry, not in one section .....

  6. Burly

    Stylish thing

Write a message