Jacques – Louis David

by bellasemplicita

I am sorry that I have not posted in a little while.  Another favorite – and more traditional – artist is Jacque – Louis David.  An influential French painter in the Neoclassical style, he was considered to be the preeminent painter of the era.  His historical painting marked a change in taste away from Rococo frivolity toward a classical austerity and severity.

I love all of the detail.  I was not able to post them any larger but if you click on the pictures themselves they are a little bit easier to see.  I hope that you enjoy.

To give a body and a perfect form to one’s thought, this – and only this – is to be an artist.

                                                               – Jacques-Louis David