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Jacques-Louis David

Jacques-Louis David The oath of the horatii (mk02) oil painting on canvas
The oath of the horatii (mk02)
Painting ID::  20931
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Jacques-Louis David The oath of the horatii (mk02) oil painting on canvas



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  Jacques-Louis David
  Jacques-Louis David, France Neoclassicism painter, b.1748 - d.1835. Jacques-Louis David is famous for his huge, dramatic canvasses of Napoleon and other historical figures, including Oath of the Horatii (1784), Death of Marat (1793) and The Sabine Women (1799). Early in his career he was a leader in the neoclassical movement; later his subjects became more modern and political. David was himself active in the French Revolution as a supporter of Robespierre and is sometimes called the chief propagandist for the Revolution; after the Reign of Terror ended he was briefly imprisoned for his actions. When Napoleon took power David became his court painter and created several grand canvasses of the Emperor, including the heroic Napoleon Bonaparte Crossing the Alps (1801) and the enormous Coronation of Napoleon and Josephine (1807).
  The oath of the horatii (mk02)
  Oil on canvas, 10' 9 7/8 "x13' 11 1/4" Rome,1784 Musee du Louvre,Paris

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