Rupert Christiansen is a critic and the author of books including The Visitors: Culture Shock in 19th Century Britain and, most recently, Diaghilev’s Empire: How the Ballets Russes Enthralled the World (Faber).

The untamed art of Théodore Géricault

Two hundred years after the painter’s death, his work still has the power to shock and his life remains shrouded in mystery

26 Jan 2024