Wrecked: The Raft of the Medusa

Listen to the Story: 32 minutes


Théodore Géricault’s 1819 painting The Raft of the Medusa is part of a larger tangled web of colonialism, incompetence, and disaster. In this episode we get into the shipwreck on which it was based as well as how it’s used today in pop cultural milestones like Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s “APESHIT” video.

Via https://arthistoryforall.com/episode-12-wrecked