Does anyone know anything about this picture? I’ve been scouring the internet, and came up with nothing. It’s apparently by a man named Jean Joseph Weerts, and it is called ‘The Vision of Robespierre.’ What I can’t figure out is just what the vision is, and what the meaning of it probably is. Please forgive me if it’s really obvious; I’m awful at all things art, so the most blunt and glaring of meanings usually escape me.
If I had to venture a guess, I would wonder if it were somehow related to the Cult d’Etre Supreme. From the death and darkness, there will emerge a hope founded in the ideals of the natural man.
Or maybe it’s his own ghost, implying he could foresee his own execution.
Or perhaps it’s Danton, come back to haunt him after death and saying “You will follow me!”
It’s definitely a captivating piece.