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Géricault kept a private collection of his own erotic drawings. These works tend to charged with violence, athleticism, energy and frustration. Interestingly, they coincided with a difficult time in the artist’s life; a forbidden and intense love affair he had with Alexandrine-Modeste Caruel, his uncle’s wife who was Géricault’s senior by six years. The scandal came to a head in 1818 when Caruel gave birth to the artist’s son.
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Théodore Géricault
Man Embracing a Woman, c.1815-1818

Géricault kept a private collection of his own erotic drawings. These works tend to charged with violence, athleticism, energy and frustration. Interestingly, they coincided with a difficult time in the artist’s life; a forbidden and intense love affair he had with Alexandrine-Modeste Caruel, his uncle’s wife who was Géricault’s senior by six years. The scandal came to a head in 1818 when Caruel gave birth to the artist’s son.

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Théodore Géricault

Man Embracing a Woman, c.1815-1818

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