Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Raft of the Medusa

What do you do if you’re athletic and good-looking, talented enough to catch the public’s attention, and you’re engaged in a scandal serious enough to get you horsewhipped and thrown in a French jail? If you’re Theodore Géricault (pronounced Gericho) and you’ve impregnated the young hottie your uncle recently married, you lock yourself away in a studio for two years, shave your head to avoid the temptation of showing your face, and paint one of the masterpieces of western civilization.Read about it (here).

1 comment:

  1. I've heard of loving your aunt but that's ridiculous.

    but not as ridiculous as old men marrying young women.