The French Revolution inspired painter Jacques Louis David’s sublime Death of Marat and Eugene Delacroix’s heroic Liberty Leading the People. These paintings are powerful statements about the ideals, the sacrifice, and the moral conflict associated with the revolution and its aftermath. In this talk, we’ll consider how artists including David, Goya, Delacroix, and Delaroche interpreted the shifting sands of revolutionary politics and their own changing allegiances – themes that resonate today in the toppling of Confederate statues and other contested chapters of American history.