Théodore Géricault, 1816 - Warrior with a Spear - fine art print

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At the age of nineteen, Théodore Gericault entered the Parisian studio of Pierre-Narcisse Guérin, a successful follower of Jacques-Louis David. In Guérin's studio the young Gericault would have refined his skills by drawing from antique statues and casts in the Louvre and then after the live model as a preliminary to full-scale works.

The Nude Warrior with a Spear is a bold presentation of the male nude that to Gericault's contemporaries would have recalled an "académie," or sketch that was executed as an exercise and meant to serve as inspiration for later, more finished, compositions. In this work however, Gericault has transformed his exercise into a finished easel painting. The model's right leg, spear, and left arm constitute three parallel diagonals, and the body itself is divided into a series of interlocked triangles as can be seen in the bent right arm and left thigh. The power of the figure, however, is communicated through the head, averted from the viewer, and gazing into a barren landscape. The contrast of the figure's virile form against the empty landscape can be understood as a romantic metaphor for the defeat of France, whose vast energies were funneled into the world of the imagination following the Napoleonic wars.

Work of art information

Artpiece title: "Warrior with a Spear"
Categorization: painting
Broad category: modern art
Period: 19th century
Created in the year: 1816
Artwork age: more than 200 years
Original medium: oil on canvas
Size of the original work of art: 93,6 x 75,5 cm (36 7/8 x 29 3/4 in)
Museum: National Gallery of Art
Museum location: Washington D.C., United States of America
Available under: National Gallery of Art
License: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Art, Washington

Artist summary table

Name: Théodore Géricault
Gender of the artist: male
Nationality: French
Professions of the artist: painter
Country of the artist: France
Artist category: modern artist
Styles: Romanticism
Lifetime: 33 years
Born: 1791
Birthplace: Rouen
Year died: 1824
City of death: Paris

Structured product details

Product type: art print
Reproduction method: digital reproduction
Production method: UV direct printing
Production: German-made
Type of stock: on demand production
Product use: art reproduction gallery, wall art
Alignment: portrait format
Image aspect ratio: 3 : 4 (length : width)
Side ratio meaning: the length is 25% shorter than the width
Materials available: poster print (canvas paper), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), metal print (aluminium dibond), canvas print
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) size variants: 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47", 120x160cm - 47x63"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) variants: 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47"
Poster print (canvas paper) variants: 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47"
Aluminium dibond print (aluminium material) size variants: 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47"
Picture frame: without frame

Pick your material

We offer a range of various sizes and materials for every product. In order match your personal requirements perfectly, you can choose among the following product customization options:

  • Glossy acrylic glass print: A glossy acrylic glass print, which is sometimes referenced as a plexiglass print, will change the artwork into brilliant wall décor and makes a great alternative to canvas or dibond fine art replicas. Your own replica of the work of art will be manufactured with the help of modern UV direct print technology.
  • Poster print (canvas material): The Artprinta poster print is a UV printed flat canvas with a granular finish on the surface. Please note, that depending on the size of the poster print we add a white margin of approximately 2-6 cm around the print, which facilitates the framing.
  • Canvas: A canvas print is a printed canvas stretched on a wooden stretcher. Further, a printed canvas makes a cosy and warm feeling. A canvas of this masterpiece will provide you with the chance to transform your customized art print into a large artpiece. Canvas Prints have the advantage of being low in weight. This means, it is quite simple to hang up the Canvas print without additional wall-mounts. Canvas prints are suited for all types of walls.
  • Aluminium dibond: These are metal prints on alu dibond with a true effect of depth - for a modern look and non-reflective surface structure. For our Aluminium Dibond print, we print the selected artpiece onto the aluminium white-primed surface.

Print product summary

This masterpiece was created by Théodore Géricault. The 200 years old version of the artwork had the size: 93,6 x 75,5 cm (36 7/8 x 29 3/4 in). Oil on canvas was used by the European painter as the technique for the painting. It belongs to the collection of National Gallery of Art, which is the museum of the US-American nation that preserves, collects, exhibits, and fosters an understanding of works of art. With courtesy of - National Gallery of Art, Washington (license: public domain).: . What is more, the alignment is portrait with an aspect ratio of 3 : 4, which means that the length is 25% shorter than the width. Théodore Géricault was a male painter, whose style can be attributed primarily to Romanticism. The Romanticist artist lived for a total of 33 years - born in the year 1791 in Rouen and passed away in the year 1824 in Paris.

Legal disclaimer: We try the best we can to depict the products in as much detail as possible and to demonstrate them visually. Still, the pigments of the print products and the printing might differ to a certain extent from the representation on the device's monitor. Depending on your screen settings and the nature of the surface, not all color pigments are printed as realistically as the digital version shown here. Considering that the are processed and printed by hand, there might as well be minor differences in the motif's exact position and the size.

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