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Charlotte's Gaze

Accession Number
1992/1.120

Title
Charlotte's Gaze

Artist(s)
Dennis Kardon

Object Creation Date
1985

Medium & Support
lithograph and woodcut on off-white Saikosein Kozo paper

Dimensions
24 15/16 x 27 1/4 in. (63.2 x 69.2 cm);31 3/16 x 33 5/16 in. (79.06 x 84.46 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Label copy
Kardon made a number of prints inspired by Jacques-Louis David's celebrated Neo-Classical painting that depicted the French revolutionist Jean-Paul Marat after he had been assassinated in his bath. Kardon's woodcut of 1983 on this theme presents both Marat and his assassin Charlotte Corday—not included in David's painting—frontally. The artist's versions of 1985 and 1986, both shown here, represent what Charlotte herself saw just before she stabbed Marat. The fragmentation of the victim's body is made more poignant by the cropping of his head.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
bathtub
modern and contemporary art
shoulders
turban

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