Dennis Kardon

Life Dates:
b. 1950
Artist Biography:
Dennis Kardon produced this print using lithography, photo-lithography and woodcut. The title of the print, “Charlotte's Gaze”, refers to Charlotte Corday, the assassin of Jean-Paul Marat (the Swiss-born physician, political theorist and scientist better known as a radical journalist and politician from the French Revolution). Depicted here is Charlotte's point of view at the moment before she plunged the knife in as Marat sat in his tub. He was known to have a skin disease (possibly dermatitis herpetiformis, a chronic itching and blistering of the skin) that was treated by being constantly in bath of water mixed with an herbal mixture that he used to calm the sores.