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  • Gavin Whitehead

The Art of Revolution with Will Clark

Updated: Jun 30

Today, we're joined by Will Clark, host and creator of Grey History: The French Revolution. He and Gavin discuss their favorite works of art from the French Revolution. Show notes below.

Above: The Tennis Court Oath, unfinished oil sketch by Jacques-Louis David.



Madame Tussaud's effigy of the Comte de Lorges, the nonexistent nobleman who supposedly languished for more than three decades in the Bastille.

The Lion of Lucerne commemorates the slaughter of the Swiss Guardsmen at the Tuileries palace on August 10, 1792.

Phantasmagoria performers projected images of skeletons, ghosts, and other horrors onto a projection surface using a magic lantern. The audience of this performance is clearly freaking out.

American actor Martin Gabel in the role of Georges Danton in the Mercury Theatre's 1938 Broadway production of Danton's Death. Citizen Kane director Orson Welles co-founded the Mercury Theatere in 1937, which means that Danton's Death was among their earliest productions.


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