Art & architecture History Painting

Left: David, Napoleon Crossing the Alps, 1801

Right: Géricault, The Wounded Cuirassier, 1814

Discuss the ways in which these pictures employ—and manipulate—the respective conventions of battle painting and equestrian portraiture. Bearing in mind the historical circumstances under which each picture was painted, consider the different ways in which they generate meaning. You are encouraged to refer to course readings—and additional images—to support your arguments.

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