July 2, 1816~ French naval frigate Méduse runs aground off Mauritania

The Raft of the Medusa by Théodore Géricault

1819 / Oil on canvas / 193”x282” / Louvre Museum, Paris

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Why Géricault’s Raft of the Medusa Captured the Minds of Frank Stella, Jeff Koons, Max Ernst, and So Many More~
https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-why-has-this-painting-inspired-so-many-contemporary-artists

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Summer~ July 2

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/2~