Shop art print and framed art Portrait de l'artiste by Edgar Degas

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Subjects : Portrait
Keywords : Impressionism, in three-quarter view, mid-length, painter, self portrait, sitting, young man
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Portrait de l'artiste

The Charging Chasseur, or An Officer of the Imperial Horse Guards Charging, is an oil painting on canvas executed ca. 1812 by the French painter Théodore Géricault, portraying a mounted Napoleonic cavalry officer who is ready to attack. The painting was Géricault's first exhibited work and it is an example of his attempt to condense both movement and structure in his art. It represents French romanticism and has a motif similar to Jacques-Louis David's Napoleon Crossing the Alps, but non-classical characteristics of the picture include its dramatic diagonal arrangement and vigorous paint handling. In The Charging Chasseur, the horse appears to be rearing away from an unseen attacker. The turning figure on a rearing horse is derived from the large early Rubens Saint George (Museo del Prado, 1605–1607), though there the view is from the side. Géricault would continue to move away from classicism, as exemplified in his later masterpiece The Raft of the Medusa (1818–19). American artist Kehinde Wiley reimagined The Charging Chasseur in his 2007 painting Officer of the Hussars. In Officer of the Hussars, a young Black man dressed in a sleeveless shirt, jeans, and Timberland boots sits atop the [...]


This artwork is a painting from the classical period. It belongs to the impressionism style.


« Portrait de l'artiste » is kept at Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France.


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