Sappho and Phaon, 1809 — Jacques-Louis David, State Hermitage Museum

Sappho and Phaon

Jacques-Louis David, 1809225 x 262 cm

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Virtuoso painter, political chameleon, complete jerk.

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Classical imagery, democratic ideals, and the bloody hands of change.

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