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    The Death of Socrates Jacques-Louis David This is the death of Socrates painted by Jacques-Louis David.  The painting completed in 1787 is a (Real Story


    Understanding the Art of the Illustrated Painting: The Death of Socrates Jacques-Louis David This is the death of Socrates painted by Jacques-Louis David.  The painting completed in 1787 is an example of the neoclassical period in France created and published by David himself. Before I' say any more, it's important to note how impressive this painting is even without knowing anything about it

    The Death of Socrates 


    So much draws my attention straight to the scene, the wild movement of the man in the center of the gentle relationship between the cup next to. the angles of light sent to him, and the gentle clothes man who spills on the body and against them the flat, empty stone wall as depicted in the title of the painting depicts the death of Socrates narrated by Plato in his dialogue "Paidon" Socrates was charged in Athens with a court of refusal to accept city gods and the city's youth slaughter and sentenced to death by drinking Plato Plato clarifies another dialogue "Criton" Socrates could have escaped. But instead, he chose to die and used this opportunity to teach his last lesson that death should not frighten the philosopher. He should be adopted as the climax of the soul. Uncle chooses to paint the moment when Socrates is about to cling to the Socrates Cup and vigorously discusses the eternity of the soul. Soon to be reversed, Socrates opposes, pointing to the world beyond which David is in a hurry to admire him, Socrates was about 70 at the time and probably less muscular and pretty compared to the powerful light radiating from the left pouring on the brightest part of Socrates. The colors, which dim on the sides, become sharp in the middle, with the executor in red and Socrates, in white. For David, Socrates is a symbol of the triumph of power over the emotion of a powerful commitment to an abstract idea, even in the shadow of death. This is the value idea David wanted to give the French two years before the French Revolution. 

    When the reign began to weaken, reformists fought to democratize a democracy similar to that of Socrates himself, in ancient Greece. Or of the United States, which had succeeded in its revolution five years before. Thomas Jefferson himself was present at the unveiling of this painting, at the Louvre Gallery in 1787, which was commissioned by two radical reformist political activists and was very popular. David was already published with a value drawing for another "Horror Brothers Oath." Who invented the neoclassical style. The style drew ideas from the simplicity of ancient Greece with their obsession with anatomy, and muscles from the two-dimensional, time-barred moments that illustrated historical events. Our neoclassical devotee, as drawn by David, showed the ideas in the painting in a strong and conspicuous way that was in stark contrast to the rococo attitude that prevailed at the time, which reflected the hedonistic lifestyle of the Horatite oath as well as the death of Socrates's figures expressing principles Those who express emotions, are rounded and weak in both paintings. The background is completely flat and the main focus of the painting is on the characters. 

    Which lets you read the painting from side to side. One way to read Socrates death is from right to left the pain of Socrates followers twisting and suffering leading to the calm face of man himself and flowing through his right hand which is hovering over the poisonous goblet between the hand and the goblet is the center of the painting is the point with the deepest pictorial charge To the pain of the executioner who looks away from Socrates and finally, the person sitting on the edge of the bed is no longer involved in him, while for a moment David gives no names to the characters, but we can conclude letters about Socrates 'death behind Socrates' wife, Xanthippe being led out Distressed and the person holding his leg is Critton the pupil With his oldest and most faithful hand under the crit, you can see David signed his name to signify a feeling of connection with Criton David, weaker than the ideal of mental strength and yet clutching and trying David took some freedom from history. Apart from Socrates David's face and body change, the number of people over 15 who were present, 12, as a homage to Da Vinci's famous painting was reduced, but I think the most significant change is the addition of the character at the end of the bed is Plato. The person who published Socrates' philosophy with the use of him as a hero When he wrote over 30 philosophical dialogues Briefly, without Plato, we would not know about Socrates The two people connect together historically it is difficult to know where Socrates's philosophy ends and Plato's philosophy begins. Not only was Plato not present at Socrates's death, but he was also a young man at the time David decides to paint it as an old man. I said before that you can read the painting from right to left, but you can also read it from left to right. The whole scene exploding behind Plato's head gives it new meaning For painting, as a memory.

     A memorable and idealized memory in which Socrates swings the hand in exactly the same way as Plato, in Raphael's painting "Athens School" In addition, powdered is painted separately from the flat background, where the frozen moment in time, disappears and gives way to the depths of reality. Rounded and perfect two-dimensional, ideal, arranged in a way that serves the needs of the present with the help of Alton's character, the values realism of the scene is betrayed and presented as an illusion only a few years later, the values of the French Revolution will be betrayed. By the reign of terror, who will rule. Maybe that's why almost predictably the future, David re-signs his name here in neoclassical style as this painting may be interpreted as an extrovert and dark but so much is going on in David's Socrates death a delicate play of historical, personal, political, and aesthetic views Intentionally but gently, beautifully. To put it another way, it's a genius creation. Hi everyone, if you want to help me continue making videos like this you can enter my patreon page by clicking here you can donate starting with one dollar, everything helps thank you very much, here are more videos.

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