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Portfolio Jacques Louis David. The complete works. (224: Chalk, Crayon, Drawing, Etching, Graphite, Oil, Oil On Canvas, Pen, Pencil)

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  • Jacques Louis David - The Lictors Returning to Brutus the Bodies of his Sons
  • Jacques Louis David - Napoleon in His Study
  • Jacques Louis David - Belisarius Receiving Alms
  • Jacques Louis David - Sappho and Phaon
  • Jacques Louis David - Oath of the Horatii
  • Jacques Louis David - Patrocles
  • Jacques Louis David - The Anger of Achilles
  • Jacques Louis David - Male Nude known as Patroclus
  • Jacques Louis David - The Intervention of the Sabine Women
  • Jacques Louis David - Portrait of Pope Pius VII
  • Jacques Louis David - The Funeral of Patroclus
  • Jacques Louis David - Leonidas at Thermopylae
  • Jacques Louis David - Napoleon I in His Imperial Robes
  • Jacques Louis David - The Oath of the Horatii
  • Jacques Louis David - Cupid and Psyche
  • Jacques Louis David - Death of Marat, Musees Royaux des Beaux-Ar
  • Jacques Louis David - Paris and Helen
  • Jacques Louis David - The Courtship of Paris and Helen [detail 1]
  • Jacques Louis David - Portrait of the Artist
  • Jacques Louis David - The Sisters Zenaide and Charlotte-Bonaparte
  • Jacques Louis David - The Love of Paris and Helen
  • Jacques Louis David - Portrait of Madame Charles-Louis Trudaine
  • Jacques Louis David - Antiochus and Stratonice
  • Jacques Louis David - Bonaparte, Calm on a Fiery Steed, Crossing the Alps
  • Jacques Louis David - The Loves of Paris and Helen
  • Jacques Louis David - Napoleon at the St. Bernard Pass
 
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 Jacques-Louis David
David was one of the most illustrious painters of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. He lived during a turbulent time in France, living through the French Revolution and then Napoleon’s rise to power. But David stayed strong during it all, defeating all the odds of loosing favor as factions changed and opinions were swayed. In fact, during the time of the French Revolution, David sided not with those loyal to king, something that would have made sense given that those who often pay commission paintings, altar pieces and other works of art are those with so much extra money readily at their disposal. But David’s revolutionary tendencies can be seen in his work.
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Jacques-Louis David (30 August 1748 – 29 December 1825) was a highly influential French painter in the Neoclassical style, considered to be the preeminent 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, heightened feeling chiming with the moral climate of the final years of the ancien régime.

David later became an active supporter of the French Revolution and friend of Maximilien Robespierre (1758-1794), 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 early 19th century, especially academic Salon painting.

Early life

Jacques-Louis David was born into a prosperous family in Paris on 30 August 1748. When he was about nine his father was killed in a duel and his mother left him with his prosperous architect uncles. They saw to it that he received an excellent education at the Collège des Quatre-Nations, but he was never a good student: he had a facial tumor that impeded his speech, and he was always preoccupied with drawing. He covered his notebooks with drawings, and he once said, "I was always hiding behind the instructor’s chair, drawing for the duration of the class". Soon, he desired to be a painter, but his uncles and mother wanted him to be an architect. He overcame the opposition, and went to learn from François Boucher (1703–1770), the leading painter of the time, who was also a distant relative. Boucher was a Rococo painter, but tastes were changing, and the fashion for Rococo was giving way to a more classical style. Boucher decided that instead of taking over David’s tutelage, he would send David to his friend Joseph-Marie Vien (1716–1809), painter who embraced the classical reaction to Rococo. There David attended the Royal Academy, based in what is now the Louvre.


David attempted to win the Prix de Rome, an art scholarship to the French Academy in Rome, four times between 1770 and 1774; once, he lost according to legend because he had not consulted Vien, one of the judges. Another time, he lost because a few other students had been competing for years, and Vien felt David's education could wait for these other mediocre painters. In protest, he attempted to starve himself to death. Finally, in 1774, David won the Prix de Rome. Normally, he would have had to attend another school before attending the Academy in Rome, but Vien's influence kept him out of it. He went to Italy with Vien in 1775, as Vien had been appointed director of the French Academy at Rome. While in Italy, David observed the Italian masterpieces and the ruins of ancient Rome. David filled twelve sketchbooks with material that he would derive from for the rest of his life. He met the influential early neoclassical painter Raphael Mengs (1728-1779), and through Mengs was introduced to the pathbreaking theories of art historian Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768). While in Rome, he studied great masters, and came to favor above all others Raphael. In 1779, David was able to see the ruins of Pompeii, and was filled with wonder. After this, he sought to revolutionize the art world with the "eternal" concepts of classicism.

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Jacques-Louis David, peintre français né le 30 août 1748 à Paris et mort le 29 décembre 1825 à Bruxelles, est considéré comme le chef de file de l’école néoclassique, dont il incarne le style pictural et l’option intellectuelle . Il opère une rupture avec le style galant et libertin de la peinture du XVIIIe siècle représentée à l'époque par Françoi...
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Jacques-Louis David (* 30. August 1748 in Paris † 29. Dezember 1825 in Brüssel) war ein französischer Historienmaler des Klassizismus. Sein Werk gliedert sich in drei Epochen. Als Hofmaler des französischen Königshauses und Mitglied der französischen Akademie schuf er zahlreiche Bilder mit antiken Motiven. Den gestischen Pathos vieler seiner Figur...
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Jacques-Louis David (Parigi, 30 agosto 1748 – Bruxelles, 29 dicembre 1825) è stato un pittore francese. Dopo una formazione compiuta in ambito tradizionale, ancora seguendo il gusto rococò, ottenne l'ambitissimo Prix de Rome che, nel 1775, gli permise di raggiungere l'Italia. Il quinquennale soggiorno romano fu per lui un periodo tormentato e diffi...
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Jacques-Louis David (París, Francia, 30 de agosto de 1748 - Bruselas, Bélgica, 29 de diciembre de 1825) fue un pintor francés de bastante influencia en el estilo neoclásico. Buscó la inspiración en los modelos escultóricos y mitológicos griegos, basándose en su austeridad y severidad, algo que cuadraba con el clima moral de los últimos años del ant...
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Жак Луи́ Дави́д (фр. Jacques-Louis David 30 августа 1748, Париж — 29 декабря 1825, Брюссель) — французский художник, основоположник французского неоклассицизма. Жак Луи Давид родился 30 августа 1748 года. Его отцом был состоятельный парижский коммерсант. Отец вскоре погиб на дуэли, и его воспитывала мать, которой помогали родственники — семейства ...
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雅克-路易·大衛(法语:Jacques-Louis David,1748年8月30日-1825年12月9日),又譯達維特,法國畫家,新古典主義畫派的奠基人和傑出代表。 大衛出生於巴黎的一個中產階級家庭,9歲時父親被殺,母親離家出走,他是被叔父撫養大的。16歲時考入皇家繪畫雕塑院學習,因為連續三年在比賽中沒有取上名次,幾乎要自殺,直到1774年獲羅馬獎,1775年前往意大利研究藝術,受古羅馬和意大利文藝復興時期的藝術影響,對古典主義發生興趣,1780年回國,1784年成為皇家藝術院院士,當年又去羅馬,創作了《荷拉斯兄弟之誓》,使他一舉成名,這幅作品的古典英雄主義主題、莊重的色彩和嚴謹的構圖使其成為古典主義畫派的代表作。 1789年創作了《處決自己兒子的布魯斯》配合當時發生的法國大革命,在公眾中...
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Jacques-Louis David (pronúncia francesa [ dɒvid ] ) (Paris, 30 de agosto de 1748 – Bruxelas, 29 de dezembro de 1825) foi um pintor francês, o mais característico representante do neoclassicismo. Controlou durante anos a atividade artística francesa, sendo o pintor oficial da Corte Francesa e de Napoleão Bonaparte. Jacques-Louis David nasceu de uma ...
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ック=ルイ・ダヴィッド(Jacques-Louis David, 1748年8月30日 - 1825年12月29日)は、フランスの新古典主義の画家。18世紀後半から19世紀前半にかけて、フランス史の激動期に活躍した、新古典主義を代表する画家である。 1748年、パリに商人の子として生まれた。9歳の時、父親は決闘で亡くなっている。ロココ絵画の大家であるフランソワ・ブーシェはダヴィッドの親戚(母の従兄弟)であった。当時50歳代だったブーシェは弟子を取っておらず、彼の紹介でジョゼフ=マリー・ヴィアン(1716年 - 1809年)という画家にダヴィッドは師事する。 長い修業期間を経て、ダヴィッドは1774年《アンティオコスとストラトニケ》で、当時の若手画家の登竜門であったローマ賞を得た。これはヴィア...
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