Jacques-Louis David (30 August 1748 – 29 December 1825) was a French artist who made timeless contributions to the Neoclassical style of art. It was during the late 18th and early stages of 19th century, Neoclassicism deep rooted into the art history.
With smooth surfaces and specialized use of medium, he created a unique style. The painting subjects related to history influenced him much more than normal topics. He was a supporter of French revolution and he developed the “Empire style” of art during this time period.
He got his initial training from Boucher who mastered the “rococo” style of painting. But David’s treatment of art was entirely different from his master. Realizing this truth, Boucher sent him to Vein to explore new possibilities in art.