Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Raft of Medusa
Today, at our weekly writing group, the theme was non-traditional forms of writing. One form that was discussed was pictorial narrative. I thought of Gericault's painting "Raft of the Medusa". This is one of the best examples of French Romanticism, and it shows a traditional diagonal formation in order to express the emotion of the scene. More specifically, it consists of two pyramids of figures. I don't remember the name of the artist that was shown in group, but he also uses this figurative position in his paintings.