Drafting “The Death of Socrates”

The Death of Socrates (1787) by Jacques-Louis David is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.  The staff there have made a wonderful discovery that unravels David’s creative process for this well known work of art.

I first saw this video on Juliana Fernandes blog Fine Art For All. If you have a love of the classics, be sure to visit her blog!  She has a great series on Art Appreciation.



Hi! I'm Denise Massey - the funny face behind ArtReach at Home. My past: museum curator, art teacher and consultant. Today: a blogger sharing creativity and personal stories about life in the South.

4 thoughts on “Drafting “The Death of Socrates”

    1. Me too! Seeing the preliminary work and subsequent changes involved in creating a masterpiece puts even the “Great Masters” on our level – more human than divine.

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