Portrait of Genevi

By Jacques-Louis David SKU:15433

Jacques-Louis David's "Portrait of Geneviève, Year Painted" is a remarkable painting created in 1800. This artwork holds great significance for several reasons. Firstly, it showcases David's exceptional skill as a portraitist, capturing Geneviève's elegance and grace with meticulous detail. Secondly, the painting represents a shift in David's style, transitioning from his earlier neoclassical works to a more personal and intimate approach. Finally, "Portrait of Geneviève" holds historical importance as it depicts the artist's beloved wife, whom he cherished deeply. This piece not only exemplifies David's technical prowess but also provides a glimpse into his personal life and artistic evolution.

51 cm

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Title: “Jacques-Louis David’s Portrait of Geneviève: A Captivating Masterpiece”
Year Painted: 1800

Jacques-Louis David’s “Portrait of Geneviève” is a mesmerizing masterpiece that was painted in the year 1800. This iconic artwork holds immense significance for several compelling reasons, making it a truly special painting in the realm of art history.

Jacques-Louis David, a renowned French painter, was widely celebrated for his neoclassical style. However, “Portrait of Geneviève” marked a pivotal moment in his career as it showcased a departure from his earlier works and introduced a more personal and intimate approach. This shift in style reflected David’s evolving artistic sensibilities and his desire to explore new horizons.

The painting itself captures the essence of Geneviève, David’s beloved wife, with an extraordinary level of precision and attention to detail. Through his masterful brushwork, David skillfully portrays Geneviève’s elegance, grace, and inner beauty. Her enigmatic gaze and composed demeanor create an atmosphere of quiet intensity, drawing viewers into the canvas and leaving a lasting impression.

Beyond its artistic merits, “Portrait of Geneviève” holds historical significance. Painted during a time of political upheaval in France, the artwork subtly hints at the turbulent era. David, a staunch supporter of the French Revolution, was deeply affected by the political climate of the time. This painting, therefore, serves as a testament to the personal life of the artist and his connection to the larger historical context.

Moreover, “Portrait of Geneviève” represents a significant milestone in David’s career. As one of the leading painters of his time, David’s works were highly sought after and admired. This particular portrait not only exemplifies his technical mastery but also demonstrates his ability to capture the essence of a subject’s personality, transcending mere physical likeness.

The enduring appeal of “Portrait of Geneviève” lies in its ability to evoke emotions and invite contemplation. It is a testament to David’s artistic genius and his ability to create timeless works of art that resonate with viewers across centuries.

In conclusion, Jacques-Louis David’s “Portrait of Geneviève” is a captivating masterpiece that stands as a testament to the artist’s skill and his deep personal connection to his subject. Painted in 1800, this exceptional artwork showcases David’s departure from neoclassicism, his profound depiction of his beloved wife, and his ability to capture the spirit of the era. It is a painting that continues to captivate and inspire, solidifying its place as a truly special piece in the annals of art history.

Original size:
72 x 92 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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