Tracce per un’estetica dell’esilio in Jacques-Louis David

Jacques-Louis_David_-_la colère d'Achille, Kimbell art museum

      The article is a new interpretation of the years spent in exile in Brussels by Jacques-Louis David. His production, the encounters and the exhibitions curated by the artist himself, are investigated. An original exam of some of his paintings is proposed. They are considered as expression of his need for peace and tranquillity, but also for a restraint, which sometimes becomes abstention and epoché, both revealing of a style that goes further Neoclassicism.