Jacques-Louis David
French, 1748-1825
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Collected by major museums
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Musée du Louvre, J. Paul Getty Museum
Selected exhibitions
2016
Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
2015
Pius VII Faces Napoleon: The Papal Tiara in the Eagle's Talons,
Château de Fontainebleau
Gods and Heroes: Masterpieces from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris,
American Federation of Arts

The art of Jacques-Louis David is a prime example of Neoclassicism, a style of history painting that flourished in France during the late 18th- and early 19th-centuries. Reacting against the highly ornamented and florid art of the Rococo, David drew upon subjects from ancient European history and Classical …

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