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

The Triumph of Henry IV

The Triumph of Henry IV

Peter Paul Rubens1627-1631

Joseph Ducreux

Renaissance painter wins the internet

1735-1802

Angelica Kauffmann

A feminist prodigy charms the European elite

1741-1807

Jacques-Louis David

Virtuoso painter, political chameleon, complete jerk.

1748-1825

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Painted for Marie Antoinette and never made a dime

1755-1842

Antonio Canova

A global titan of neoclassical sculpture

1757-1822
Portrait of John Apthorp and His Daughters

Portrait of John Apthorp and His Daughters

Angelica Kauffmann1764

Anne-Louis Girodet

A phenom works himself to death

1767-1824
Portrait of Marie-Joséphine Buron

Portrait of Marie-Joséphine Buron

Jacques-Louis David1769
Portrait of Philip Tisdall with his Wife and Family

Portrait of Philip Tisdall with his Wife and Family

Angelica Kauffmann1770
The Family of The Earl of Gower

The Family of The Earl of Gower

Angelica Kauffmann1772
Ariadne Abandoned by Theseus

Ariadne Abandoned by Theseus

Angelica Kauffmann1774
Erasistratus Discovers the Cause of Antiochus's Disease

Erasistratus Discovers the Cause of Antiochus's Disease

Jacques-Louis David1774
Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Angelica Kauffmann1770-1775
A Young Woman of Frascati

A Young Woman of Frascati

Jacques-Louis David1775

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal

The Declaration of Independence

Thomas Jefferson1776
Female Allegory

Female Allegory

Angelica Kauffmann1780
Self-portrait in a Straw Hat

Self-portrait in a Straw Hat

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun1782
Ferdinand IV King of Naples and his Family

Ferdinand IV King of Naples and his Family

Angelica Kauffmann1782-1783
Marie-Antoinette with the Rose

Marie-Antoinette with the Rose

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun1783
Portrait of Prince Stanislaus Poniatowski

Portrait of Prince Stanislaus Poniatowski

Angelica Kauffmann1786
The Death of Socrates

The Death of Socrates

Jacques-Louis David1787
Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier and His Wife, Marie-Anne-Pierrette Paulze.

Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier and His Wife, Marie-Anne-Pierrette Paulze.

Jacques-Louis David1788
The Lictors Bring to Brutus the Bodies of His Sons

The Lictors Bring to Brutus the Bodies of His Sons

Jacques-Louis David1789
The Death of Marat

The Death of Marat

Jacques-Louis David1793
Bacchus and Ariadne

Bacchus and Ariadne

Angelica Kauffmann1794
Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Jacques-Louis David1794
Psyche Abandoned

Psyche Abandoned

Jacques-Louis David1795
Portrait of a Young Woman in White

Portrait of a Young Woman in White

Jacques-Louis David1798
The Intervention of the Sabine Women

The Intervention of the Sabine Women

Jacques-Louis David1795-1799
Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Angelica Kauffmann1800
Anna von Escher van Muralt

Anna von Escher van Muralt

Angelica Kauffmann1800
Portrait of Corisande de Gramont

Portrait of Corisande de Gramont

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun1800
Bonaparte Crossing the Grand Saint-Bernard Pass

Bonaparte Crossing the Grand Saint-Bernard Pass

Jacques-Louis David1802
Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I and Coronation of the Empress Josephine

Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I and Coronation of the Empress Josephine

Jacques-Louis David1805-1807
Sappho and Phaon

Sappho and Phaon

Jacques-Louis David1809
The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries

The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries

Jacques-Louis David1812
General Étienne-Maurice Gérard

General Étienne-Maurice Gérard

Jacques-Louis David1816
The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis

The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis

Jacques-Louis David1818
Portrait of the Sisters Zénaïde and Charlotte Bonaparte

Portrait of the Sisters Zénaïde and Charlotte Bonaparte

Jacques-Louis David1821

Alexandre Cabanel

Favorite of the salon, a classical painter with an erotic edge

1823-1889
Mars Disarmed by Venus and the Three Graces

Mars Disarmed by Venus and the Three Graces

Jacques-Louis David1822-1824

William-Adolphe Bouguereau

A natural academic creates beauty by the rules

1825-1905

Arc de Triomphe

1806-1836

Mary Edmonia Lewis

New York woman of color takes over the world of Italian sculpture

1844-1907
The Death of Moses

The Death of Moses

Alexandre Cabanel1850
Dante and Virgil in Hell

Dante and Virgil in Hell

William-Adolphe Bouguereau1850
The Birth of Venus

The Birth of Venus

Alexandre Cabanel1863
Columbus

Columbus

Mary Edmonia Lewis1865-1867
Forever Free

Forever Free

Mary Edmonia Lewis1867
Bust of Dr. Dio Lewis

Bust of Dr. Dio Lewis

Mary Edmonia Lewis1868
Hiawatha's Marriage

Hiawatha's Marriage

Mary Edmonia Lewis1871
Pieta

Pieta

William-Adolphe Bouguereau1876
The Birth of Venus

The Birth of Venus

William-Adolphe Bouguereau1879
Return of Spring

Return of Spring

William-Adolphe Bouguereau1886
The First Mourning

The First Mourning

William-Adolphe Bouguereau1888
Christ and the Storm

Christ and the Storm

Giorgio de Chirico1914
The Eventuality of Destiny

The Eventuality of Destiny

Giorgio de Chirico1927
Bathers on the Beach

Bathers on the Beach

Giorgio de Chirico1934
Self Portrait in Black Costume

Self Portrait in Black Costume

Giorgio de Chirico1948
The divine horses of Achilles, Balios and Xanthos

The divine horses of Achilles, Balios and Xanthos

Giorgio de Chirico1963