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Marat and Charlotte.

   by veronica perez for Re-Invent a Work of Art (2013)

I started the project with all of the materials on the table in front of me, but no plan in place. The video was filmed from the first moment creation began. Unfortunately, this clip was lost in conversion and I was unable to include the creation of the checkered base.

I utilized the majority of the wooden pieces to build the base, the side table, Marat’s support and the tub. The wire was used to mold the structure of the body that was then covered with clay. I used molding tools for the details of the body. I also used the cardboard box to support the canvas, and attached it to the base with wire. The white dough was used to make a turban, the papers, the ink cup and part of the tub. Everything was painted with acrylic and varnished with spray as a finished touch.
The colors that I chose were spontaneous as well, but always following my personal signature.

The Death of Marat, a painting created by Jacques-Louis David in 1793, has always caused me restlessness. The artist was a friend of the victim’s, and the manner in which he captured his death made a long-lasting impression on me that I hope to convey in my interpretation of the piece. A woman named Charlotte during the French Revolution murdered Marat. She is represented in the painting behind the sculpture of Marat along with the letter she gave him before taking his life.

Thank you for the opportunity and your consideration.

The Death of Marat, a painting created by Jacques-Louis David in 1793, has always caused me restlessness. The artist was a friend of the victim’s, and the manner in which he captured his death made a long-lasting impression on me that I hope to convey in my interpretation of the piece. A woman named Charlotte during the French Revolution murdered Marat. She is represented in the painting behind the sculpture of Marat along with the letter she gave him before taking his life.

 


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