Conheça o livro e compre online. Livro The Raft Of The Medusa – Alhadeff, Albert – ISBN: 3791327828.
Based on a controversial and politically charged event, ‘The Raft of the Medusa’ is Théodore Géricault’s most ambitious work. The painting depicts the wreck of a French government ship off the West African coast, and its passengers’ desperate struggle to survive. Since its unveiling in 1819, this masterpiece has been decried and admired for its unrelenting realism and for its ground-breaking portrayal of the ship’s survivors. Here, Alhadeff revises the standard reading of ‘The Raft’ as a realistic depiction of a tragic event, highlighting instead the ambiguities Géricault has woven into the scene. These ambivalences, he argues, reveal as much about Géricault’s artistic brilliance as they do about the advent of abolitionism in the turbulent society in which he lived. Elegantly written and illustrated with details from the painting as well as rarely seen comparative illustrations, this is a provocative new look at a work which remains central to the history of modernity in art.