London, National Gallery, Saal 45 | Théodore Géricault

Position London, National Gallery
Künstler in London, National Gallery, Saal 45
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Christen Købke
1810 Kopenhagen - 1848 Kopenhagen
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Francesco Hayez
1791 Venedig - 1882 Mailand
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Johan Christian Clausen Dahl
1788 Bergen - 1857 Dresden
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John Constable
1776 East Bergholt, Suffolk - 1837 London-Hampstead
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Théodore Géricault
1791 Rouen - 1824 Paris
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William Holman Hunt
1827 London - 1910 London
Kunstwerke von Théodore Géricault (1813)


In the first half of the 19th century, the academic teachings of the official art schools dominated European painting. Drawing the human body was central to the curriculum at these institutions. Students began their training by copying plaster casts of sculptures, and then progressed to life drawing classes. The goal of this education was to produce painters who could execute large-scale compositions of historical, mythological and religious subjects. Such paintings captured public attention when shown at official exhibitions, such as the Salon in Paris.

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres was a particularly talented draughtsman whose paintings epitomised the classical and refined academic manner, then in official favour throughout Europe. The precise, linear styles of Francesco Hayez and Ary Scheffer active in Italy and France respectively - reflect similar concerns. The paintings of Eugène Delacroix, by contrast, exhibit a freedom of brushwork and an innovative use of colour to convey emotion. They would influence generations of artists, including Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne.

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In Vorbereitung: Paris, Musée d’Orsay; Paris, Musée des Arts décoratifs; L'Aquila, Museo Nazionale d'Abruzzo; Ascoli Piceno, Pinacoteca civica