Friday, 25 February 2011

F.Y.I The Painting is Based on an Assassinated Activist, R.I.P x

Jean-Paul Marat was who the painting By J.L Davies is about;

AKA Jean-Paul Mara

Born: 24-May-1743

Birthplace: Boudry, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Died: 13-Jul-1793

Location of death: Paris, France

Cause of death: Assassination

Remains: Buried, Saint Etienne-du-Mont, Paris, France

Gender: Male

Religion: Protestant

Race or Ethnicity: White

Sexual orientation: Straight

Occupation: Activist, Government, Doctor

Nationality: France

Executive summary: French revolutionary

1 comment:

  1. With recent events in Nth Africa and the middle east, has this group thought about looking at the whole theme of revolution more broadly? There's a huge amount of interesting writing about the Egyptian revolution by writers such as Robert Fisk (journalist for the Independent - he writes for it nearly every day at the moment) available online and in the press.

    Don't forget, the idea is to back and forward in time from this starting point. I like the fact that there's quite a bit of material on this blog referring to revolution - and there are important and inspiring ones that are happening right now!

    There are current very striking images of those that have died in the last couple of of months - maybe the most iconic one being Mohammed Bouazizi - see also the attempted (and brutally repressed) Iranian revolution in 2009 - its icon was Neda, assassinated by the state.