The Death of Marat

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Title

The Death of Marat

Description

This famous depiction of Marat’s assassination (1793) is by the unofficial (and sometimes official) artist of the French Revolution, Jacques–Louis David, a leading exponent of the neoclassical style. Scholars have seen this vision as a revolutionary pietà because of the repose of the corpse, so different from that of a normal body in a stage of rigor mortis. David also planned Marat’s funeral on behalf of the government.

Source

Musée d'art ancien of Brussels, Belgium, no. 3261.

Date

1793-07-14

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/632/

Identifier

632

Citation

“The Death of Marat,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed August 14, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/256.