Chasseur de la guarde

Gerard Mignot

Highgate, Australia

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oil painting on canvas. Chasseur de la guarde (French Imperial guard) from Gericault’ s painting.

The chasseur rides through hell. Ahead of him is mayhem: horses and men engulfed in fire, cannon abandoned in the horror. The rider looks back, but his glare is steely, his face-hardened, and even cruel. His madly rearing horse expresses more emotion than he does, its eye panicked, its body acknowledging all its rider coolly denies in his brutal stylishness: the.
Géricault scarcely deglamourises war. Nothing could be more alive than the war painted here – all colour, action, and richness. There is something dead in his courage. Its enthusiasm is amoral, morbid. Without context or historical meaning – the battle is unnamed, the officer a nobody – there is a sense of isolation, a disturbing lack of comradeship or purpose to this moment illuminated by unholy fire.

You can order a mini portrait (Old Master technique) by Gerard Mignot

1. send me your photograph by e-mail
2. it takes about 60 working days for the portrait to be ready
3. once ready – the photo of portrait will be posted on red bubble
4. you will get an opportunity to use red bubble products and purchase the post cards or prints of your portrait
5. please let me know via e-mail if you would like to have the original

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