Jacque Louis David

Jaque Louis David is one of my most famous artist because I feel that he creates these beautiful stores. I herd of David by doing an art project for my school, so I had to go to the Met Museum ( my favorite museum in New York City).

Jacque Louis David was born in 1748 and died in 1825. David’s work was mostly known for how dramatic he created the scenes of his paintings, they would always touch people’s hearts with great expression and emotion.

David would always have his way in a painting where everything was meant for a reason. He would create what he wanted the examiner to see through the people he created. In his paintings there were always these big humongous scenes that were happening, like fighting, everyone looking at a person, only one person all alone. David would always show the importance of a character in the picture depending on the light shining on them, who everyone is looking at, or being away from most things in the painting.

David’s art work is very characteristic because he is bring a powerful moment and freezing it and then just painting it so everyone can see what he sees and asks for their opinions and for them to speak out. He would show feelings of what happens when you fall in love, someone committing suicide, dyeing, having an affair, taking something that’s not yours. He would show what a person feels or how they look when this happens to them. He is trying to make you learn to never do this kind of stuff in your life, but you just know that it might happen to you and it makes you feel scared.

Death of a Socrates (1787)

Mars disarmed by Venus and the three graces (1824)


Since these two paintings were done by the same person they are painted very much alike, but the story of the painting is very different. They are similar because they both have very good detail in the people in the back ground. You could very ovisly tell that David want the painting to look so real by putting the muscles of the people and also having the light shinning off of their skin, plus keeping drapery of the fabrics in the picture. (he must have loved to have fabric in his pictures because in most of the pictures he painted had drooping fabrics). Even though these paintings painted very similar the saying of the paintings are very different. The first picture shows the importance of committing suicide. How a person wants to die and leave everything of the earth that he known, his wife, his kids, food, the fresh sun light, the people that he touched, and it doesn’t even seem like he is thinking about how people are going to react to his death. Where as in the second picture it is mostly about love and feelings for one another. This moment is so special because Venus the god of love is cheating on her husband with the god of war Mars. Venus has her back facing us because she is usually shown naked but also using her hands to cover private parts, making the human body seem more special. The three naked woman in the back of the picture they are the three graces, Venus’s companions and usually appear when people fall in love. The little boy at the bottom I think that is Cupid the son of Venus. This picture shows love and happiness with one another. David was probably thinking about his life very carefully, thinking of what his final and last painting should be about before he dies. Thinking about how he wants the world to remember him.

sorry that the pictures arent that good, but please please COMMENT!!!!!!!!

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