A fun homage to Géricault’s – The Raft of the Medusa

Here’s an fun take on one of my favorite paintings. I’d love to see the original painting in person. Everyone mentions it’s scale and well it’s controversial to boot! Someday I shall get to the Louvre.

An illustrative painting, it was based on real events, illustration as painting or vice-versa. Lots more information at the Paintings Wikipedia Article.

Click the images below for larger versions.
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As Patrick mentions in the comments, seems The Pogue’s lampooned the image as well for their LP Cover – Rum, Sodomy & the Lash, in 1985. I could not find a larger or cleaner version, but here’s the image from their website.

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4 thoughts on “A fun homage to Géricault’s – The Raft of the Medusa

  1. Thanks, Patrick, I was not aware of that one, did take a look, done in 1985 it seems.

    That’s good old graphic design before Photoshop! Could not find a very clean version, but am adding the one from their website to the post.

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