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Subjects : Religion
Keywords : 19th century, Romanticism, The Flood, Visages de l'effroi, baby, bare, child, fear, man, old man, rock, tree, woman
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Scène de déluge

Scene from a Deluge (Scène du déluge) is an oil-on-canvas painting by Anne-Louis Girodet. It was first exhibited at the Salon of 1806 and is now in the collection of the Louvre in Paris. Girodet, after studying under Jacques-Louis David, was determined to prove himself. Upon his return to Paris after spending several years working in Rome, Girodet had a preference for elaborate subjects and avoided commissions when possible. After his painting Ossian Receiving the Ghosts of French Heroes was widely criticized at the 1802 Salon, Girodet was resolute about triumph at a future Salon. Scene From a Deluge provided much of the success that he sought, though it was met with a mixed reception at the Salon of 1806.[citation needed] The painting received first prize at the concours décennal of 1810, under the category of heroic history painting, beating Jacques-Louis David's Sabine Women; it was again exhibited at the Salon of 1814. It was purchased by the French state in 1818 for the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris. Upon Girodet's death in 1824, it was transferred to the Louvre, along with two other works by the artist: The Sleep of Endymion and the Burial of Atala. The large-format canvas (4.41 x 3.41 meters) represents five members of the same family; they struggle to escape the raging elements of nature. The man perched on a rock hangs from a tree that is beginning to break; he tries to pull up his wife and two children, all while supporting on his back an old man who carries a purse [...]


This artwork is a painting from the classical period. It belongs to the neoclassicism styles and romanticism styles.


« Scène de déluge » is kept at Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.


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