Framework #1: After the Death of Marat

After the Death of Marat


After the Death of Marat is a photographic recreation of the Death of Marat, a 1793 painting by Jacques-Louis David of the murdered French revolutionary leader Jean-Paul Marat. There is a girl lying in her tub, but it is hard to tell if she is just too tired and falls asleep from her work. Although the pens and papers in the painting are replaced by the computer and iPad, the posture and arrangement of the shoot setting are following the original geometric composition. Using a similar yellow and green tone, this image is also aimed at constructing a depressive atmosphere. Instead of commemorating a historical hero, this work implies the status quo of many people under the pressure from piles of work and study nowadays.

the Death of Marat, Jacques-Louis David, 1793