The Woman with a Gambling Mania

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The Woman with Gambling Mania
GericaultMonomaniacOfGame.jpg
Artist Théodore Géricault
Year 1819 (1819)[1]
Type Oil on canvas
Dimensions 77 cm × 65 cm (30.25 in × 25.5 in)
Location Louvre Museum, Paris, France

The Woman with Gambling Mania is an 1822 painting by Théodore Géricault. It is a member of a series of ten portraits of people with specific manias done by Géricault between 1820 and 1824, including Portrait of a Kleptomaniac and Insane Woman.[2] Following the depression which ensued after the controversy surrounding his Raft of Medusa, Géricault fell into a depression. In return for help by psychiatrist Étienne-Jean Georget, Géricault offered him a series of paintings of mental patients, including this one, in a time when the scientific world was curious about the minds of the mentally insane. A solid example of romanticism, Géricault's portrait of a mental asylum patient attempts to show a specific form of insanity through facial expression.

This painting was acquired by the Louvre in 1938.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Woman with Gambling Mania". The Louvre. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  2. ^ "Woman with Gambling Mania". China Oil Painting Gallery. Retrieved 2014-05-15.