"SIMON SCHAMA'S POWER OF ART series features eight narratives of embattled heroes confronting disaster and triumph while making art that continues to resonate. Propelled by Schama's passionate storytelling, POWER OF ART melds dramatic re-enactments, location shooting and art photography to create a challenging series that explores the power and, ultimately, the whole point of art. SIMON SCHAMA'S POWER OF ART takes viewers on a sweeping cinematic journey to the turning points in the lives of eight artists and a work that defined the career of each.
Painting became an important means of communication for David since his face was slashed during a sword fight and his speech became impeded by a benign tumour that developed from the wound, leading him to stammer. He was interested in painting in a new classical style that departed from the frivolity of the Rococo period and reflected the moral and austere climate before the French Revolution. David became closely aligned with the republican government and his work was increasingly used as propaganda with the Death of Marat proving his most controversial work."
more info: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/powerofart
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