Jacques-Louis David is remembered today for his contributions to the world of Neoclassical art before the French Revolution, during the Revolution, and during the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte. His body of work represents an impressive journey from his Rococo roots to his Neoclassical political works to his many different portraits of Napoleon. In comparing his pieces, an observer can track the development of a variety of themes. Specifically, it is possible to see the different ways David portrayed the event of death in his history paintings. From there, a researcher can clearly tie the different views of death to the changing political climate of his time.
"Death and the Transformation of Women’s Roles Surrounding Death: An Analysis of Jacques-Louis David’s History Paintings,"
Bound Away: The Liberty Journal of History: Vol. 4
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/ljh/vol4/iss1/2