Jacques Louis David was a French painter who lived from 1748 to 1825 and was one of the most prominent artists of the Neoclassical movement. Neoclassicism was a style of art that emerged in the late 18th century and was characterized by a revival of classical themes, motifs, and techniques. The style was a reaction to the excesses of the Baroque period and was characterized by simplicity, harmony, and balance.
David's paintings are considered masterpieces of Neoclassicism, and his works are renowned for their beauty and elegance. One of his most famous paintings, "The Oath of the Horatii," is a powerful example of the ideals of Neoclassicism. The painting depicts a scene from ancient Roman history, in which three brothers swear an oath to defend their city. The composition of the painting is balanced and harmonious, with the figures arranged in a triangular formation. The use of classical motifs, such as the toga and the columns, reinforce the Neoclassical themes of simplicity