Jacques-Louis David is one of the leading artists in Neoclassicism. He was born on August 30th, 1748 in Paris, France. When he was young he studied with Francois Boucher and got inspired by him to study art. In 1768, he studied with Joseph Manevien who formed him as a neoclassicist. A few years later, the French Revolution started. He was one of the supporters of the French Revolution and continued to support it until he decided to move to a quiet place so he could do hist art work again. So he moved to Bursars, Belgium and died there on December 29th 1825. 

Some of Jacques-Louis David's pieces:

The Oath of the Horatii (1784)

David was commissioned by Adminstrator of Royal Residences to paint the Oath of the Horatti. THis painting is one of the famous painting b David and was exhited at the 1785 Salon. 

The Death of Socrates (1787)          

David was asked to paint the death of Socrates by Trudaine de Montigny brothers. While he was painting he wondered why Socrates chose death over renouncing his beliefs. Socrates said France didn't  accept his beliefs which represents that during this time new beliefs, enlightment was rejected and people liked the enlightment were punished. 





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The Death of Marat (1793)

As one of the leaders of Jacobins, David was asked to paint portrait of Marat who was also a member of the Jacobins who got assassinated. While David was painting this, his emotional feelings caused him to paint the scene of the death of Marat. This showed David's anger towards people that were against the Jacobins and the French Revolution. 

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