Death of Marat, painted by my favorite and least favorite artist, Jacques-Louis David. His works are mind-blowing, to use an old term. I won't start in on David right now except to say that he depicted Marat in an idealized fashion, complete with a fake letter in his hand to a fictional woman whose husband had died a patriot. Google The Intervention of the Women of Sabine for my favorite piece. I'll never forget the first time I saw it, with my mother and Micah, at the Louvre. My mother knew his works and French history, which, as I've said, is how I became crazy.