Jacques Louis David (August 30, 1748 - December 29, 1825) was a highly influential French painter in the Neoclassical style, considered to be the prominent painter of the era. In the 1780s his cerebral brand of history painting marked a change in taste away from Rococo frivolity toward a classical austerity and severity, chiming with the moral climate of the final years of the ancien regime.

David later became an active supporter of the French Revolution and friend of Maximilien Robespierre, and was effectively a dictator of the arts under the French Republic. Imprisoned after Robespierre's fall from power, he aligned himself with yet another political regime upon his release, that of Napoleon I. It was at this time that he developed his 'Empire style', notable for its use of warm Venetian colours. David had a huge number of pupils, making him the strongest influence in French art of the 19th century, especially academic Salon painting.


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Cupid and Psyche 1817 - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Cupid and Psyche 1817
Tennis Court Oath - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Tennis Court Oath
Napoleon Crossing the Alps - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Napoleon Crossing the Alps
Mars Disarmed by Venus and the Three Graces 1824 - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Mars Disarmed by Venus and the Three Graces 1824
Death of Marat - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Death of Marat
Andromache Mourning Hector 1783 - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Andromache Mourning Hector 1783
Oath of the Horatii - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Oath of the Horatii
Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I and Coronation... - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I and Coronation...
Self Portrait - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Self Portrait
The Oath of the Tennis Court 1791 - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
The Oath of the Tennis Court 1791
Juliette Recamier - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Juliette Recamier
The Death of Socrates - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
The Death of Socrates

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