Jacques Louis David, 1787 - The Death of Socrates - fine art print
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General description by the museum (© Copyright - by The Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
The Athenian courts executed the Greek philosopher Socrates (469–399 B.C.) for the crime of impiety: his behavior toward the gods was judged to have been irreverent, and he had exerted a corrupting influence on his young male followers. Socrates declined to renounce his beliefs and died willingly, discoursing on the immortality of the soul before drinking from the cup of poisonous hemlock. In a prison of unrelieved severity, David depicted a frieze of carefully articulated figures in antique costume acting out in the language of gesture the last moments of the moral philosopher’s life. Because, shortly before the onset of the French revolution, the painting gave expression to the principle of resisting unjust authority, it is among David’s most important works. The canvas is also his most perfect statement of the Neoclassical style.
This more than 230 year-old piece of art was made by Jacques Louis David in 1787. The 230 years old version of the artpiece has the following size: 51 x 77 1/4 in (129,5 x 196,2 cm) and was made with the techinque of oil on canvas. Nowadays, this work of art is in the the The Metropolitan Museum of Art's digital collection, which is one of the world's largest and finest art museums, which includes more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe.. We are delighted to mention that the artpiece, which belongs to the public domain is provided, courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1931. The creditline of the artwork is: Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1931. The alignment of the digital reproduction is landscape and has a side ratio of 3 : 2, which implies that the length is 50% longer than the width. The painter Jacques Louis David was an artist from France, whose art style can mainly be classified as Classicism. The Classicist painter lived for a total of 77 years and was born in 1748 in Paris and died in the year 1825 in Brussels.
Structured details of the work of art
|Name of the artpiece:||"The Death of Socrates"|
|Generic term:||classic art|
|Approximate age of artwork:||around 230 years|
|Medium of original artwork:||oil on canvas|
|Size of the original artpiece:||51 x 77 1/4 in (129,5 x 196,2 cm)|
|Museum:||The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Location of the museum:||New York City, New York, United States of America|
|Available under:||The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|License of artwork:||public domain|
|Courtesy of:||The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1931|
|Artwork creditline:||Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1931|
Structured product details
|Product type:||art copy|
|Reproduction method:||digital reproduction|
|Production process:||UV direct print|
|Origin of the product:||manufactured in Germany|
|Type of stock:||on demand production|
|Proposed product use:||art reproduction gallery, art collection (reproductions)|
|Side ratio:||length : width - 3 : 2|
|Interpretation:||the length is 50% longer than the width|
|Available material choices:||canvas print, metal print (aluminium dibond), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), poster print (canvas paper)|
|Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) sizes:||30x20cm - 12x8", 60x40cm - 24x16", 90x60cm - 35x24", 120x80cm - 47x31", 150x100cm - 59x39"|
|Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) size variants:||30x20cm - 12x8", 60x40cm - 24x16", 90x60cm - 35x24", 120x80cm - 47x31", 150x100cm - 59x39"|
|Poster print (canvas paper) size variants:||60x40cm - 24x16", 90x60cm - 35x24", 120x80cm - 47x31"|
|Aluminium dibond print options:||30x20cm - 12x8", 60x40cm - 24x16", 90x60cm - 35x24", 120x80cm - 47x31"|
|Picture frame:||please note that this reproduction does not have a frame|
About the artist
|Artist name:||Jacques Louis David|
|Gender of the artist:||male|
|Jobs of the artist:||painter|
|Country of origin:||France|
|Artist classification:||old master|
|Styles of the artist:||Classicism|
|Year of death:||1825|
|Deceased in (place):||Brussels|
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