The Death Of Seneca by Jacques-Louis David
The Death Of Seneca by Jacques-Louis David
Jacques Louis David The Death Of Seneca Art Print
The Death Of Seneca by Jacques-Louis David

Jacques Louis David The Death Of Seneca Art Print (CN24667)

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ABOUT THIS PIECE Jacques Louis David's The Death Of Seneca was created in 1773 and is in Musee du Petit Palais Paris. The size of the work is 123 x 160 cm and is made of oil on canvas. The Roman philosopher Seneca was accused of taking part in a conspiracy against Nero, and was ordered to commit suicide. Seneca accepted the sentence and his wife chose to die with him. The husband and wife open their veins, but death does not follow swiftly. Therefore Seneca asks the servant women to lead his wife away so that neither one of them might weaken at the sight of the other’s suffering. Pauline survives and is spared by the emperor. A doctor slashes the philosopher’s ankles to make the blood flow more quickly and a slave hands him poison. In the background, a centurion dispatched by Nero assists at the execution of the death sentence. On the right, a disciple writes down the last words of the philosopher, whose demise is an example of the highest moral virtue in the face of tyranny. The swags around the tall columns and monumental statues are more reminiscent of an opera set than the sober dwelling of a Roman exponent of stoicism. One should note the theatrical gestures of the figures, the elegance of the female apparel and the cheerful palette of pinks and blues. The Artist: Jacques-Louis David (1748 – 1825) was a French painter in the Neoclassical style, considered to be the preeminent painter of the era. In the 1780s his cerebral brand of history painting marked a change in taste away from Rococo frivolity toward classical austerity and severity and heightened feeling, harmonizing with the moral climate of the final years of the Ancien Régime.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRODUCT Art Movement: Neoclassicism Location and reference: Musee du Petit Palais Paris

To create this canvas print, the image is printed directly onto an artist-grade canvas. Our Giclee Museum Quality Prints use inks resistant to fading and allow the tonalities and hues of the Original Painting. Finished with a suitable colored portion in addition to the size, this canvas print provides an artistic look with depth and texture. art prints on canvas stretched and rolled
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