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 Charlotte and Zenaide Bonaparte - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Portrait of Charlotte and Zenaide Bonaparte
Portrait of François Buron 1769 - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Portrait of François Buron 1769
Homer Reciting his Verses to the Greeks 1794 - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Homer Reciting his Verses to the Greeks 1794
The Representative of the People on Duty 1794 - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
The Representative of the People on Duty 1794
Venitienne A Sa Toilette - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Venitienne A Sa Toilette
Cupid And Psyche - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Cupid And Psyche
Self-Portrait 1791 - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Self-Portrait 1791
General Gerard - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
General Gerard
Portrait of Geneviève Jacqueline Pecoul - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Portrait of Geneviève Jacqueline Pecoul
Portrait of Antoine-Laurent and Marie-Anne Lavoisier... - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Portrait of Antoine-Laurent and Marie-Anne Lavoisier...
Madame Récamier 1800 - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Madame Récamier 1800
Portrait of Pope Pius VII and the Cardinal Caprara - Jacques Louis David - www.jacqueslouisdavid.org
Portrait of Pope Pius VII and the Cardinal Caprara

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