Jacques-Louis David

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Jacques-Louis David
David Self Portrait.jpg
Sel portrait o Jacques-Louis David, 1794, Musée du Louvre
Born30 August 1748(1748-08-30)
Paris, Kinrick o Fraunce
Died29 December 1825(1825-12-29) (aged 77)
Brussels, Unitit Netherlands
Kent forPentin, Drawin
Notable wirk(s)Oath o the Horatii (1784), The Daith o Marat (1793)
AwairdsPrix de Rome
Commander o the Legion o Honour

Jacques-Louis David (French: [ʒak lwi david]; 30 August 1748 – 29 December 1825) wis an influential French penter in the Neoclessical style, conseedert tae be the preeminent penter o the era. In the 1780s his cerebral brand o history pentin merked a chynge in taste awey frae Rococo frivolity taewart a classical austerity an severity, hichtened feelin[1] hermonisin wi the moral climate o the feenal years o the Ancien Régime.

David later becam an active supporter o the French Revolution an freend o Maximilien Robespierre (1758–1794), an wis effectively a dictator o the airts unner the French Republic. Impreesoned efter Robespierre's faw frae power, he aligned himsel wi yet anither poleetical regime upon his release: that o Napoleon, The First Consul o Fraunce. At this time he developit his Empire style, notable for its uise o wairm Venetian colours. Efter Napoleon's faw from Imperial pouer an the Bourbon revival, David exiled himsel tae Brussels, then in the Unitit Kinrick of the Netherlands, whaur he remeened till his daith. David haed mony pupils, makkin him the strangest influence in French airt o the early 19t century, espeicially academic Salon pentin.

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  1. Matthew Collings. "Feelings". This Is Civilisation. Saison 1. Episode 2. 2007.