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The Intervention of the Sabine Women (1796-99, detail) by Jacques-Louis David

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Jacques Louis David conceived a new style for the painting The Intervention of the Sabine Women, one which he called the "Grecian style," as opposed to the "Roman style" of his earlier historical paintings. The new style was influenced heavily by the work of art historian Johann Joachim Winkelmann. In David's words, “the most prominent general characteristics of the Greek masterpieces are a noble simplicity and silent greatness in pose as well as in expression.”




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