Neo-Classical Art Analysis

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The painting of Death of Marat shows the death scene of a very important figure of the Revolution, Jean-Paul Marat. The scene is not of a normal death. David try's to stress or even create certain features of Marat to appeal to his audience. The wound does not look very large or severe as a fatal wound would realistically look. The painting don't realistically show death at all because it is so clean and tidy. Also his body isn't bent over like he is helpless or in pain at all his face shows peace, and serenity. There is no struggle shown at his moment of death, and his arms are even posed to seem very graceful. The whole idea of this painting is to show David's like of this man.

In The Rake's Progress: The Orgy, Hogarth is shown in an "orgy". You can see him being messed with by a woman who doesn't look appealing or classy.

She is reaching her hand into shirt and secretly passing his watch to another woman who is behind him. Meanwhile another girl is about to take her clothes off and is probably some kind of prostitute as well as the rest of the females. There is a lot of activity being shown in the picture. I don't think any one person is directly emphasized more than another. Everyone is being shown doing something corrupt, which shows the imperfection of humans.

Monticello was the home of Thomas Jefferson, which was the head author of the United States Declaration of Independence, the third President of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia. Thomas Jefferson designed this house himself and it is located on the top of a 850-foot-high mountain located in Rivanna Gap. In italian Monticello, means "little mountain.". The Monticello...