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The Death of Marat, 1793 by Jacques-Louis David (Framed Canvas)
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The Death of Marat, 1793 by Jacques-Louis David (Framed Canvas)

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Description: The Death of Marat, 1793 Canvas Painting:

  • Framed hand-painted oil reproduction on canvas
  • Ready to hang
  • Fully assembled in the USA

In 1793, leading French revolutionary painter Jacques-Louis David immortalized the death of journalist Jean-Paul Marat in this painting, La Mort de Marat (The Death of Marat). David sought to imbue Marat with some of the sacred qualities given to religious martyrs and give credence to the revolutionary causes for which he fought by painting him in the style of Michelangelo's Pieta  and Caravaggio's Entombment of Christ. His use of dramatic lighting and idealized subject give off a sense of tragic sacrifice. Borrowing religious styles for the purpose of political advancement presaged some later modernist ideas and helped cement the historical significance of David, Marat, and this painting in particular. A truly meaningful piece of history, painted by an influential master, has been recreated here with care and made available for your personal enjoyment.

Material: Oil and canvas

Care: Dust with a dry cloth

Brand: Overstock Art

Origin: Imported

Style Code: 1218041904