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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Study for the Coronation - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Study for the Coronation
Portrait of Jeanbon Saint-André 1795 - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Portrait of Jeanbon Saint-André 1795
Portrait Of Charles Pierre PeCoul Contractor Of Royal... - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Portrait Of Charles Pierre PeCoul Contractor Of Royal...
Pope Pius VII - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Pope Pius VII
View Of The Garden Of The Luxembourg Palace 1794 - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
View Of The Garden Of The Luxembourg Palace 1794
Two Roman Altars With The Epitaphs D.I.S Manibus - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Two Roman Altars With The Epitaphs D.I.S Manibus
The Grief of Andromache - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
The Grief of Andromache
Portrait of the Count Français de Nantes - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Portrait of the Count Français de Nantes
The Representative of the People on Duty - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
The Representative of the People on Duty
View of the interior of the tennis court - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
View of the interior of the tennis court
Portrait Of Lazre Hoche 1793 - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Portrait Of Lazre Hoche 1793

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