‘The Death of Marat’: A Powerful Painting of One of the French Revolution’s Most Famous Murders

In the middle of the 18th century, French artist Jacques-Louis David pioneered a new genre of painting. Aptly titled Neoclassical, this movement was seen as a revival of the idealized art of Ancient Greece and Rome. Though rendered in a style reminiscent of antiquity, Neoclassical paintings often feature contemporary scenes and subjects. This is the … Continue reading ‘The Death of Marat’: A Powerful Painting of One of the French Revolution’s Most Famous Murders