The Death of Socrates – Jacques Louis David (1787)

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“The Death of Socrates” is a neoclassical oil painting created by French artist Jacques-Louis David in 1787. The painting depicts the story of Socrates’ execution as told by Plato in his Phaedo. In the story, Socrates is sentenced to death by drinking poison hemlock for corrupting the youth of Athens and introducing strange gods. Rather than fleeing when given the opportunity, Socrates calmly uses his death as a final lesson for his pupils. The Phaedo is Plato’s fourth and last dialogue that details the philosopher’s final days, which is also documented in Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito.

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Museum-quality prints

Museum-quality prints made on thick matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these prints that are sure to brighten any environment.

• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 189 g/m²
• Opacity: 94%
• ISO brightness: 104%
• Paper is sourced from Japan

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Philosophical Reflection

Delve into the depths of intellectual inquiry as you witness the final moments of the revered philosopher, Socrates. David’s masterful portrayal captures the essence of Socratic wisdom and stoic resolve in the face of adversity. Feel the weight of Socrates’ teachings as he imparts his final lessons to his disciples, igniting a spark of introspection and enlightenment within.

Dramatic Narrative

Experience the power of storytelling as David unfolds the dramatic narrative of Socrates’ trial and subsequent death sentence. From the somber atmosphere of the prison cell to the solemn expressions of the philosopher and his followers, each brushstroke breathes life into the timeless tale of injustice and martyrdom. Engage with the emotional depth of the scene as Socrates embraces his fate with unwavering courage and dignity.

Intellectual Legacy

Celebrate the enduring legacy of Socrates and his contributions to Western thought and civilization. Whether displayed in a study or a classroom, “The Death of Socrates” serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of critical thinking and moral integrity in the pursuit of truth. Embrace the opportunity to own a piece of history that inspires contemplation and dialogue for generations to come.

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Living room, Study, Hallway

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Neoclassicism

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