The work of this artist serves as a better explanantion of his personality and career than just a small amount of written resources. That said, other's opinions of Gericault and some of his most famous paintings can also help us to piece together a better picture of the man.

Those looking to understand more about the Renaissance, Baroque and Romanticist periods should look at quotes from Michelangelo, Da Vinci and Delacroix.

See the two best known Theodore Gericault quotes below:

Is it not dangerous to have students study together for years, copying the same models and approximately the same path?

With the brush we merely tint, while the imagination alone produces colour.