French Revolution-Death of Marat (painting analysis, representations of the past)

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History C.A.T. 1 The Death of Marat , is an idealistic portrait painted by Jacques-Louis David, depicting the assassination of one of the leaders of the French Revolution, Jean-Paul Marat. Marat was a prominent member of a group of people called the Jacobins, and founder of a controversial newspaper publication, ‘L’Ami du Peuple’ (“the Friend of the People’). Through the title of his paper, he became widely acknowledged as just that. Marat used his “…

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…the various problems experienced throughout history such as differing political viewpoints and loyalties affect the reliability and accuracy of historical representations. These differences affect peoples reflections, and afterthoughts of an event or experience , meaning what one person perceives and interprets in a certain way can be totally different to another individuals point of view . Subsequently we must question representations of the past , such as Davids “The Death of Marat” and the validity of opposing views.