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The Greatest Political Painting in Art? ‘The Raft of the Medusa’ by Théodore Géricault.

The Raft of the Medusa (1818–1819) by Théodore Géricault. (Wikipedia)

One of the greatest paintings ever created. Undoubtedly. But political? For me? Undoubtedly. You don't believe me. OK. Let me explain.

I am sure that many of us have seen the painting and have been struck by the scene of concentrated horror, upon a raft, with death and desolation omnipresent, visually and viscerally…




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Marc Barham

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Column @ on iconic books, TV shows/films: Time Travel Peregrinations. Reviewed all episodes of ‘Dark’ @ site.

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