Analysis of Art Work
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...Art, New York This work is “Death of Socrates” painted by Jacques-Louis David in 1787 and is one of the collections featured at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
I can say that the general mood of the painting is melancholic, with almost all people grieving and looking helpless. The mood of the work is even heightened by the warm color of the sun that hits every subject in the frame. Additionally, the blending of the colors red, orange, and brown perfected the sad mood portrayed by the work.
Socrates, the old man sitting at the bed, depicts a very different emotion from the rest of the subjects. Looking at the hand gesture... Jacques-Louis David, Death of Socrates, 1787, Metropolitan Museum of Art, ...