Jacques-Louis David

Jacques-Louis David

Style: Neo-Classicism

Lived: August 30, 1748 - December 29, 1824 (18th - 19th century)

Nationality: France

In the arts the way in which an idea is rendered, and the manner in which it is expressed, is much more important than the idea itself. To give a body and a perfect form to one's thought, this – and only this – is to be an artist.

If the work is poor, the public taste will soon do it justice. And the author, reaping neither glory nor fortune, will learn by hard experience how to correct his mistakes.

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