Art in focus-a right to left reading of the Death of Socrates by Jacques-Louis David. The dead center of the action packed painting - Socrates and the executioner. The strong gesture of Socrates and the weakness of the executioner portrayed not just in posture but also in colours. Socrates's right hand almost dismissively hovers around the cup filled with hemlock showing how little he cares about his own impending death. His left hand gestures strongly with the index finger pointing upwards which can be interpreted as the afterlife he envisioned for the immortal soul. #david#painting#painter#artbreakdown#art#neoclassical#interpretingart#socrates#plato#philosopher#greek#philosophy#greece
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Florence - Italy 🇮🇹 Beautiful city, too much history, art sculptures and brilliant people 😍
It's really amazing be here and can see all of this by myself.
Gracias Prima @roomy_cr por apañar a mis estupideces
Tomorrow I'll go to Pisa 😬... time to think in more smart pictures hahaha
Art in focus-a right to left reading of the Death of Socrates by Jacques-Louis David. Do you feel the despair, the sorrow, and the pain of followers of Socrates, the man who chose death over exile to teach a final lesson to the world - the momentary nature of life and the immortality of the soul. This section at the extreme right of the painting is successful in conveying the emotional reaction of the philosopher's followers. #socrates#philosophy#philosopher#art#artbreakdown#painting#neoclassical#david#greece#greek
Yep, up close and personal with the Mona Lisa. I’m not really sure what the big deal is. The lines, the desperation, the shoving to get up front. You can’t even get close enough to really *look* at it.
But David! And Ingres! And Géricault! Fragonard! Gustave Moreau!!
Good night Paris, it’s been lovely!
Jacque-Louis David, the king of composition. Ingres, that look she’s giving, and what great side boob! Géricault and the time spent studying dead, rotting flesh. Fragonard...just a dirty bugger, Cupids tweaking masturbating lady nipples! And Moreau, just Moreau. His house is amazing, that staircase and ALL of the paintings and drawings, everywhere, his minute detail...I could spend hours looking. Love him. #david#ingres#gericault#fragonard#moreau#art#arthistory#monalisa#painting#imho#paris#sunset#notredame#moreaumuseum