The Death of Marat
Creator- Jacques- Louis David
Technique- Oil on canvas
Display- Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belguim
Famous Figure- Jean- Paul Marat
Biography- Jean-Paul Marat was a supporter of Robespierre. He was also a Jacobin. He was assinsated by being stabbed to death in his own home by Charlotte Corday. He spent much of his day in a soothing bath because of a skin condition he developed while living in the sewers when he was poor. He was also was the editor in chief of his newspaper L'Ami du Peuple.
History- Before, no one his of his newspaper, and he supported Ropespeirre. After, His newspaper became very popular, and it was the time of Robespierre's fall. During this painting, it was the " Reign of Terror" and the peak of the French revolution.
Symbolism- This painting symbolizes the French Revolution. It continues to show people the impact the power of words and free press had on the French Revolution.