Lisa Mullenneaux is the former editor of Westways magazine, lives in Manhattan, and teaches advanced research writing for the University of Maryland GC. Her articles and essays have appeared in Ploughshares, The New England Review, The Progressive, the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, and others.
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Tuesday, September 08, 2020
The Raft of the Medusa
In November 1818, a 27-year-old Théodore Géricault, who until then had been inspired mainly to paint the horses he rode at Versailles, sealed himself in his Paris studio and worked dawn to dusk on a huge canvas of dying men adrift on a raft. Friends who dared visit him reported that he had turned...