Saturday, March 6, 2010

Géricault's Tomb

Monument by Antoine Étex, Théodore Géricault's tomb, Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris
Monument by Antoine Étex, Théodore Géricault's tomb
Père Lachaise Cemetery
Paris, July 2002

7 comments:

Jacob said...

I don't know any of those names but the tombs of Paris are quite incredible - in the full sense of that word.

Dina said...

Quite a monumental tomb! And with a little rose even.
Thanks to your links and photos, I'm learning European art.

tapirgal said...

Tell me he doesn't have a Mohawk! I tried to enlarge the photo, but it wouldn't go large enough to be sure. And I still can't believe I haven't been to this cemetery. Between you and Ciel, I now know I have to put it on my wish list. I knew there were many famous people buried there, but I didn't know until this year that the monuments were so incredible.

Ann said...

July 2002, was that when you took the photo or when the tomb was made. It looks very old to me.

VP said...

@ tapirgal - It's a beret, you can check it in the close-up image in both Wikipedia pages.

@ Ann - That's the date of my photo. I can't be more specific about the monument, but it has to be sometime after 1841, when its plaster model was shown at the Salon.

cieldequimper said...

I'm not a great fan of Géricault.

Dina said...

Haha, I too was wondering about his mohawk.
Just yesterday I was reading how new soldiers here shave their beret and curl and twist it, so it won't look so new. http://israeliibex.blogspot.com/2010/03/why-do-you-have-dead-cat-on-your.html