“To give a body and a perfect form to one’s thoughts. This – and only this – is to be an artist.” Jacques-Louis David
At his Art History talk today, Tom Smith told us about David and his ‘The Death of Marat’. One of the points Tom made was about the large blank area at the top of the painting. I suspect I was alone in thinking ‘That would be great place for a quote to go!’
The painting, I believe, is currently on display at Tate Liverpool as part of Art Turning Left.