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Three Paintings by Jacques-Louis David

Jacques-Louis David made many paintings of mythological couples, including The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis . This video explains his reinterpretation of a classical story to explore the psychology of love.In David's Portrait of Suzanne Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau, the subject looks plaintively at the viewer. This video describes the conflict she faced between loyalty to family and homeland.Fashion, history, and politics intersect in David's Portrait of Z?na?de and Charlotte Bonaparte . This video reveals how Napoleon's exiled nieces symbolically claimed their status through dress.Read a biography of Jacques-Louis David from the J. Paul Getty Museum:
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