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"A Philosopher Giving a Lecture at the Orrery (in which a lamp is put in place of the sun)"
Joseph Wright of Derby
ca. 1763-65
oil on canvas
4' 10 X 6' 8"
"caught up in the wonders of scientific knowledge"

"Hercules and Antaeus"
Antonio Pollaiuolo
ca. 1475
approx. 1' 6" high with base
"exhibits the stress and strain of the human figure in violent action"

"Breakfast Scene" from Marriage a La Mode
William Hogarth
ca. 1745
oil on canvas
approx. 2' 4" X 3'

Grand Manner Portraiture

elevated the sitter by conveying refinement and elegnace
large scale of the figures relative to the canves, controlled poses, arcadian landscape, low horizontal line

"Cornelia Presenting Her Children as Her Treasures" or "Mother of the Gracchi"
Angelica Kauffmann
ca. 1785, Neoclassicm
oil on canvas
3' 4" X 4' 2"

"The Burial of Atala"
Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson
oil on canvas
approx. 6' 11" X 8' 9"
"Genius of Christianity" by Chateaubriand, Native American characters Atala and Chactas (in LO), fall madly in love and to honor her vow to be chaste, Atala commits suicide not to break her promise
Neoclassicism- Romanticism transition (about emotions)

"The Nightmare"
Henry Fuseli
oil on canvas
3' 4 X 4' 2"


19th century
obsession with the Middle Ages
dreams, nightmares, subconcious, terrible, goulish

"Raft of the Medusa"
Théodore Géricault
oil on canvas
approx. 16' X 23'
Romanticism, based on historical event, Medusa ran into reef, last ditch effot made a raft, 150 surviors became 15 in 12 days, Jean Charles (black slave) on top, writhing bodies

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