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The Death of Socrates [1787] - Jacques-Louis David

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Neoclassicism
Late 18th Century

The luscious and sensual images of the early part of the century stiffened into the depiction of the virtues, heroism was a favourite theme, especially images of classical Greece and Rome. Figures placed parallel to the picture plane instead of angled, strong lines and clear colour, take over from shading and suggestion.

 

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