JACQUES-LOUIS DAVID: From French Revolution to Napoleon with Peter McPhee

Wednesday 8 May 2013, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Jacques-Louis David painted two of the most famous revolutionary portraits in history, of Jean-Paul Marat (1793) and Napoleon Bonaparte (1803). This lecture uses these and his other artistic works to examine the extraordinary life of a man at the heart of revolutionary times.

PETER MCPHEE is a Professorial Fellow at The University of Melbourne. He has written widely on the history of modern France, most recently Robespierre: a Revolutionary Life, Yale University Press (2012).

Jacques-Louis David (1748–1825), Self-portrait at age 44 (detail), circa 1792, Musée du Louvre, Paris

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