• Tokyo-Paris: Two LDMLs
Presentation organinzed by :
  • DNP
First presentation
Théodore GÉRICAULT, A Carabineer
Théodore GÉRICAULT (1791–1824)
A Carabineer
Oil on canvas, 101 x 85 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris
Théodore Géricault (1791–1824) was one of the greatest French artists in the history of Western painting. His work anticipates the great advances of modernity and exerted a decisive influence on young Romantic artists. For Delacroix in particular he was a model. Géricault treated a variety of themes in his work, displaying a marked preference for everyday realism and the vicissitudes of human destiny. His use of paint is characterized by broad, thick, vigorous brushwork and a palette of warm, earthy colors. A Carabineer, which depicts an anonymous soldier, is typical of his art.
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Interactive content
Regard sur le Carabinier de Théodore Géricault A look at Théodore Géricault’s Carabineer
This multimedia display will enhance your appreciation of the Carabineer by focusing on various aspects of the painting.
L'essentiel sur le Carabinier et son auteur The Carabineer and the artist: an overview
This multimedia display provides an overview of the life and work of Théodore Géricault, highlighting the place occupied by the Carabineer in his career.
Théodore Géricault (1791-1824) Théodore Géricault (1791-1824)
This multimedia display places the work in its historical and artistic context.
Le portrait d'un carabinier The portrait of a carabineer
This multimedia display compares the Carabineer with other portraits to highlight what is unique about it.
Jeux de construction du regard Learning to look
This multimedia display enables you to deepen your understanding of the work, either through games involving observation and tasks (interactive mode) or by watching animated sequences accompanied by a commentary (commentary mode).
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Digital Cinema
Three films will be screened until March 10, 2007: Visiting the Louvre Museum, A Carabineer by Théodore Géricault, and Géricault and Delacroix. The images projected on the 180-inch screen are four times better than high definition images, enabling you to appreciate the work in fine detail.
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