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Great Paintings: The Death of Marat by Jacques-Louis David

A political work of art that draws on the values of classical antiquity

The Death of Marat (1793) by Jacques-Louis David. Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium. Source WikiArt

A man lies collapsed in a bath, his head wrapped in a swathe of bandages, a knife wound in his chest. In one hand a letter, in the other a quill pen recently dipped in ink. In the bottom left corner, the bloodied implement of his murder…

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