In Paris, Rudi gets a taste of the liberated life, going to museums, basking in the beauty of Gericault
's "The Raft of the Medusa" at the Louvre, and staying out all night with Parisian intellectuals -- all while KGB agents monitor his every move.
European masters like Durer, Bruegel, Rubens, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Ingres, Corot, Gericault
, David, Delacroix, plus many more.
The exhibition "Black Models: From Gericault
to Matisse" includes paintings by Manet, Matisse, and Picasso, among others
In Restoration , Thomas Crow combines a sweeping view of European art centers -- Rome, Paris, London, Madrid, Brussels, and Vienna -- with a close-up look at pivotal artists, including Antonio Canova, Jacques-Louis David, Theodore Gericault
, Francisco Goya, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Thomas Lawrence, and forgotten but meteoric painters Francois-Joseph Navez and Antoine Jean-Baptiste Thomas.
's Fragments Anatomiques: an arrangement of severed limbs
In contrast, his mentor, Theodore Gericault
, took up the banner for Romanticism at the 1819 Paris Salon with his immense Raft of the Medusa, which depicted the gruesome aftermath of an 1816 shipwreck.
The Louvre has refused to say how much the couple paid to shoot their video in front of the "Mona Lisa", the "Venus de Milo" and Gericault
's "The Raft of the Medusa", in which Jay-Z poses looking up at the muscled black hero at the apex of the canvas.
Its scope is far-reaching, with pieces by colonial-era Dutch master Albert Eckhout and modern greats Theodore Gericault
and Paul Cezanne, as well as contemporary art-world darlings Glenn Ligon, Kara Walker, and Hank Willis Thomas.
Other bursts of movement saw them take up plastic machine guns and hold long pauses to form tableaux reminiscent of Theodore Gericault
's "Raft of the Medusa."
De la mano de Giotto, Masaccio, Van Eyck, Rafael y Tiziano, pasando por Rubens, Caravaggio, Poussin, Rembrandt, Velazquez y Vermeer, Watteau, Hogarth, Chardin, David, Goya e Ingres, Friedrich, Gericault
, Delacroix, Courbet, Manet, y luego Picasso, Modigliani y Hopper, entre otros, hasta llegar a Richard Long y Lucian Freud, se hace asi un recorrido esencial de la historia a traves de los principales artistas que acertaron a plasmar la realidad de su tiempo.