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An Officer of the Chasseurs Commanding a Charge 1812. The painting by Theodore Gericault

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An Officer of the Chasseurs Commanding a Charge 1812

An Officer of the Chasseurs Commanding a Charge is an impressive 349 cm × 266 cm (137 in × 105 in) oil on canvas by the Romanticism painter Theodore Gericault. The original painting was made in 1812 and currently belongs to the Musée du Louvre. Théodore Gericault was an innovative Romanticist painter and a forefront artist of the movement. Unfortunately, he died young but left an impactful career. Gericault distinguished himself from the average 19th-century painter through his radical choice of subjects, unification of traditional and modern techniques, and emphasis on subjectivity and political discourse. This portrait painting was his first significant work.

The painting was exhibited firstly in the Paris Salon, and the strong influence of Dutch painter Peter Paul Rubens is evident in this masterpiece. The choice of scale is representative of Gericault's early significant works, marking his ambition to depict contemporary events with the same strength of historical and mythological paintings. The picture shows a mounted Napoleonic officer.

In some ways, this painting is a response to Jacques-Louis David's portraits of Napoleon. Still, there are apparent differences that mark Gericault's radical Romanticism. For instance, the composition privileges movement and a diagonal composition, an effect primarily employed by Baroque painters, which adds a vertiginous sensation to the picture. This was constantly used by Rubens in his many masterpieces and was one of the traits that Gericault took from the master.

Gericault's taste for saturated colors and energetic brushwork are other characteristics marked by the unique Dutch Master's style, employed in An Officer of the Chasseurs Commanding a Charge with incredible expressivity and technical refinement. There is also a dramatic effect and narrative tension, which Gericault certainly borrowed from Rubens.

The horse is rearing, possibly afraid of an unseen attacker. A soldier wearing an official uniform along with a big black cap is riding the white horse. While looking to his back, he extends his hand as if ready to attack someone with a saber. His horse's expression is of fear; it has red eyes and an open, salivating mouth. The horse's fur has an oscillating gray pattern, and the saddle is fancy and unexpected: made of the skin of a big cat, possibly a leopard. The environment is almost abstract: the ground is green and muddy, while the background is covered with spreading smoke.

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An Officer of the Chasseurs Commanding a Charge 1812

Theodore Gericault

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