Jacques Louis David: Travel to Louvre & The MET

Jacques Louis David: Visit to Louvre & The MET

Jacques-Louis David, French painter born in Paris and died in Brussels (1748-1825). He is the painter who best embodies the spirit of neoclassicism and French neoclassicist painting. He was a disciple of Vien, entered the Royal Academy and got in 1774, the pension of Rome, where he remained five years. Returned to Paris and was admitted as a number scholar in 1783. Since 1789 he took an active part in the revolutionary movement, expressing in his paintings the main public events.

For those interested in classic paintings, we present the place where the works of this painter are exhibited. In this case The MET (NYC-USA) and The Louvre (Paris – France)

The MET – New York City – USA

The Death of Socrates, 1787

Jacques-Louis David, french, 1748–1825

Jacques Louis David: The Death of Socrates, 1787 - The MET


Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1931: The MET

  • Artist:Jacques Louis David (French, Paris 1748–1825 Brussels)
  • Date:1787
  • Medium:Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions:51 x 77 1/4 in. (129.5 x 196.2 cm)
  • Classification:Paintings
  • Credit Line:Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1931

Antoine Laurent Lavoisier and His Wife – 1788

Jacques Louis David: - Antoine Laurent Lavoisier and His Wife - 1788 The MET

Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (1743–1794) and His Wife (Marie Anne Pierrette Paulze, 1758–1836),

  • Jacques Louis David (French, Paris 1748–1825 Brussels)
  • Date:1788
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions:102 1/4 x 76 5/8 in. (259.7 x 194.6 cm)
  • Classification: Paintings
  • Credit Line:Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, in honor of Everett Fahy, 1977

The Louvre – Paris  – France

Oath of the Horatii – 1784

Oath of the Horatii (in French Le Serment des Horaces) is a work made in 1784, before the French Revolution. The painting has a dimension of 330 x 425 cm and is preserved in the Louvre Museum. It is considered the paradigm of neoclassical painting.

Jacques Louis David: - Oath of the Horatii - 1784 The Louvre


  • Date:1784
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 130 x 167 3/8 in. (330 x 425 cm)
  • Classification: Paintings

Belisario Asking for Alms – 1781

When the painter Jacques-Louis David returned from Italy he exhibited this work in the Salon of 1781 in Paris. It is an oil on canvas of large format (312 × 288 cm) that is part of the history painting, a genre revitalized after the death of Louis XIV.

Jacques Louis David: - Belisario Asking for Alms - 1781 The Louvre


  • Date:1781
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 122 x 113 3/8 in. (312 x 288 cm)
  • Classification: Paintings


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Cinema in the Louvre Museum

Cinema Paradiso Louvre Museum

The 30th anniversary of the construction of the Louvre pyramid in Paris, is celebrated. For this reason, open-air films will be screened, free of charge at the Museum’s Cour Carrée.

The event will be called Cinema Paradiso Louvre, and began on Friday, July 19. It will be until July 26 inclusive. A film was projected every night. The main objective of Cinema Paradiso Louvre is to promote visits to the museum.

The films will be screened starting at 10 pm and it is necessary to book, through the official website of the event. For people in Paris, this is a unique opportunity.

inema Paradiso Louvre Museum
inema Paradiso Louvre Museum


 ♦ Friday, July 19th – Queen Margot
A film by Patrice Chéreau. With Isabelle Adjani, Jean-Hugues Anglade and Daniel Auteuil. 1994 (2:39).

♦ Saturday, July 20 – Asterix and Obelix: Cleopatra Mission
A film by Alain Chabat. With Monica Bellucci, Christian Clavier, Gerard Darmon, Jamel Debbouze, Gerard Depardieu. 2002 (1:47).

♦ Sunday, July 21st – Faces Villages – Screening in the presence of JR.
A documentary film by and with JR and Agnès Varda. 2017 (1:34).

♦ Monday, July 22 – Cinema Paradiso
A film by Giuseppe Tornatore. With Philippe Noiret, Jacques Perrin, Salvatore Cascio. 1989 (2h04).

♦ Tuesday, July 23 – Indiana Jones and the last crusade
A film by Steven Spielberg. With Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Denholm Elliott. 1989 (2h07).

♦ Wednesday, July 24 – Da Vinci Code
A film by Ron Howard. With Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno. 2006 (2:32).

♦ Thursday, July 25 – Chihiro’s Journey
An animated film by Hayao Miyazaki. 2001 (2h05).

♦ Friday, July 26 – When Harry meets Sally
A film by Rob Reiner. With Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher. 1989 (1h36).

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