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Subjects : History
Keywords : 19th century, Neo-Classicism, The Sabine Women, army, bare, battle, castle, combat, crowd, helmet, horse, kidnapping, lance, man, rampart, shield, soldier, violence, woman, yellow
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Les Sabines

The Sabines (alternative titles: L'Intervention des Sabines, Les Sabines arrêtant le combat entre les Romains et les Sabins) is a painting by Jacques-Louis David between 1796 and 1799. A history painting belonging to the neoclassical movement, it marks an evolution in David's style after the Revolution, which he himself described as "pure Greek". The work was being considered when David was imprisoned in Luxembourg in 1795. He still hesitated between depicting this subject or that of Homer reciting his verses to the Greeks. In the end, he chose to paint a picture of the Sabine women coming between the Romans and the Sabines, intended as a sequel to Poussin's painting The Rape of the Sabine Women. The painting was begun in early 1796 and took almost four years to complete. David was assisted by Delafontaine, who was in charge of the documentation, and Jean-Pierre Franque, who was later replaced by Jérôme-Martin Langlois, as well as Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. At the end of 1799, he exhibited the finished painting at the Louvre in the former architectural cabinet. Despite the fact that it had to be paid for, Les Sabines attracted a large number of visitors until 1805. After the artists, including David, were expelled from the Louvre, the painting was moved to the former church of the Collège de Cluny (Place de la Sorbonne), which served as his studio. In 1819, through the intermediary of Jean Pierre Delahaye, a lawyer and friend of David, he sold The Sabines and its [...]


This artwork is a painting from the classical period. It belongs to the neoclassicism style.


« Les Sabines » is kept at Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.


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