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The Life And Times Of Jacques Louis David

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The Life And Times Of Jacques Louis David

  1. 1. The Life and Times of Jacques Louis David<br />Jamie Mathias<br />IAS 108<br />Prof. Kim Morin<br />December 10, 2009<br />
  2. 2. I. Early Life<br />David was born in Paris on August 30, 1748.<br />
  3. 3. Early Life<br />Jacques-Louis David’s father, Louis-Maurice died after a pistol duel when David was 10 year old.<br />
  4. 4. Early Life<br />David was educated at boarding school, where his two uncle’s took care of him financially until he chose a career.<br />
  5. 5. Early Life<br />David chose his career as an artist and quickly became a student of the famous artist Joseph-Marie Vien.<br />Vien was a professor at the academy.<br />
  6. 6. II. The French Revolution<br />The Revolution brought numerous groups together in protest. David found friends in one of these groups who called themselves the Jacobins. <br />
  7. 7. The French Revolution<br />As part of the Jacobin’s, David voted for the beheading of King Louis XVI.<br />
  8. 8. The French Revolution<br />After a brief period spent in jail, David’s life was spared by Napoleon Bonaparte, the youngest general-turned-reigning-king.<br />
  9. 9. The French Revolution<br />Before dedicating himself almost entirely to paintings of the royal family, David painted The Death of Marat to iconize his good friend, journalist Jean Marat, in 1793.<br />
  10. 10. The French Revolution<br />By 1874, the Reign of Terror had run it’s course. <br />
  11. 11. III. Exile and Death<br />David was exiled to Brussels after Napoleon got the guillotine.<br />
  12. 12. Exile and Death<br />Jacques-Louis David died on December 25, 1825.<br />
  13. 13. Exile and Death<br />He left behind a wife whom he remarried.<br />
  14. 14. Exile and Death<br />He died of complications after an accident involving a carriage.<br />
  15. 15. Exile and Death<br />His body is buried in Brussels.<br />It was not allowed back into France, even after death.<br />
  16. 16. IV. Famous Paintings<br />
  17. 17. Famous Paintings<br />
  18. 18. Famous Paintings<br />
  19. 19. Famous Paintings<br />
  20. 20. Works Cited<br />www.smarthistory.org<br />www.wikipedia.org<br />Roberts, Warren. Jacques-Louis David: Revolutionary Artist. The University of North Carolina Press. Copyright 1989.<br />Brookner, Anita. Jacques-Louis David. Harper & Row, Publishers Inc. Copyright 1980.<br />

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