Jacques-Louis David

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

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


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