Simon Schama’s Film Jacques-Louis David. Art as a Political Propaganda
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The Enlightenment “marks the divide between the medieval view of the world as governed by God and the principles of faith, and the modern, secular view of the world as dominated by humankind,” (Fiero, 134) and as such, suggests changes in the understanding of the human condition in relation to religion, politics, and social issues.
1.How do we see this playing out in the film?
2.How is the concept of art and idea illustrated in the life and work of David?
3.What was his purpose in painting Death of Marat? Was he successful?