Saturday, February 20, 2010

Post 4

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingers
Roger Delivering Angelica.
1819. Oil on canvas.
This painting of Roger Delivering Angelica is currently located at the Musée Du Louvre in Paris, France. Here we see the image of Roger riding a Griffin with a golden lance shoved into the mysterious creature that appears to be attempting to attack maiden Angelica. The image features the fully clothed Roger and the naked female body of Angelica, which in some ways relates to style of the 19th century Herum paintings of this time.
Although Ingres was known for being a famous French Neo-Classical painter and sketcher, he must rather liked to be considered a historical painter. This painting clearly resembles a bit of each era of Romanticism, herum, and neo-classical idea all in one. The image of the naked body of Angelica is eliminated by the fare color of her skin in such a dark painting as this one. It is as if there is a light shining just out of view directly on the body of Angelica. This purpose of her body being lighter than the rest of the painting makes the female figure the center of attention, which also resembles to the herum painting because it attracts the male viewers as in a sort of fantasy.
From looking at the image and creating a quick analysis, one may believe that the male figure is delivering the naked female to the god of the sea. You can get this idea from the clouds above the head and the waves that are bouncing off the rocks at the base of the stones. There is also a small lighthouse in the background of the top right corner to give the illusion that the characters are not so far off the shoreline. "Roger" could be believed to be delivering the female to the sea to stop this storm that seems to be brewing in the background from coming, while also protecting her from other creates that may attempt to get her before she can be given to the god of the sea (Poseidon).

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