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The Raft Of The Medusa: Gericault, Art, And Race

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In this dramatic reexamination of one of the most influential paintings of the Romantic era, Albert Alhadeff shows how Géricault's seminal canvas was a reflection of early abolitionist sentiment, as well as one of the first uses, in European art, of a black figure to symbolize the hopes of all humanity.

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Published October 1st 2002 by Prestel Publishing
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Shelves: history, art
A bit dense, but a fine 'biography' of one of my favorite paintings.
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