Jacques-Louis David

Jacques-Louis David

Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825) is considered the most prominent painter of the Neoclassical style in 18th century France.

Jacques-Louis David Summary:

  • David was the official painter of the court of the Napoleonic Empire.
  • Despite his classical and historical scenes, he was also known as a great portraitist.
  • He studied classical literature and drawing and trained under painters with Greco-Roman tastes.
  • He created propaganda during the early years of the French Revolution.
  • David was sent to Brussels for exile after the fall of Napoleon in 1815.

Jacques-Louis David Famous Paintings:

  • Oath of the Horatii (1784)
  • The Death of Socrates (1787)
  • Death of Marat (1793)
  • Napoleon Crossing the Alps (1805)
  • The Coronation of Napoleon (1807)
  • Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries (1812)

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