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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Portrait of Jean Pierre Delahaye - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Portrait of Jean Pierre Delahaye
The Death Of Marat - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
The Death Of Marat
View Of Along The Tiber With The Castel Sant'angelo... - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
View Of Along The Tiber With The Castel Sant'angelo...
Paris and Helen - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Paris and Helen
Portrait of the Marquise d'Orvilliers 1790 - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Portrait of the Marquise d'Orvilliers 1790
Telemachus And Eucharis - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Telemachus And Eucharis
View of the Tiber and Castel St Angelo 1776-77 - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
View of the Tiber and Castel St Angelo 1776-77
Sorrow - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Sorrow
Portrait Of Suzanne Le Pelletier De Saint Fargeau 1804 - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Portrait Of Suzanne Le Pelletier De Saint Fargeau 1804
Portrait of Jeanbon Saint-André 1795 - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Portrait of Jeanbon Saint-André 1795
Le Sacre, detail - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Le Sacre, detail
Study for the Coronation - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Study for the Coronation

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