The French Medussa

The French Medussa

Artist: Moyo Okediji

Title: The French Medussa

Medium: acrylic on canvas.

Date; 2018

In 1810, the French government launched a bad-ass naval frigate, the Méduse, rigged with 40 guns. The Méduse participated in the Napoleonic wars, and also dabble in marine raids off the coasts of the Caribbean, before departing in 1816 for Senegal on its ill-fated trip for which it became notorious.