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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High Line in New York City

High Line Park in Manhattan

An elevated railroad out of use has become a recreational park on the West Side in New York. It is known as the High Line, and this area was completely rebuilt. Since its opening in 2009, the city has been integrated with a beautiful tour of Chelsea and the trendy Meatpacking district.

 

The New York HL stands out for its sustainable design. Also for its artistic design: the High Line Art. It is an art program that includes works, exhibitions, videos and a series of panoramas designed by renowned artists. All creative ideas to attract the public in this unique space in history and design.High Line in New York City

Allen Ruppersberg, Paola Pivi and Gilbert & George are several of the artists who have participated in the panoramic designs of High Line Art. You can also see the works commissioned for the High Line, some permanent and some temporary.

High Line in New York City
High Line in New York City

The Meatpacking district has good restaurants and cafes. So it is advisable to start the tour at the first entrance under the Standard Hotel. Then continue to Chelsea where the tour can continue with visits to the galleries that the area offers. See map

To discover all that the High Line has to offer art at art.highline.org and social networks @highlineartnyc.

High Line in New York City

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