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The Death of Socrates  1787

by Jacques-Louis David

Daniel Lehewych's description of the painting: [br] "The painting explicitly illustrates the scene in Plato’s Phaedo, following the Apology of Socrates, whereby he was sentenced to death by hemlock. It is an oil painting on canvas, which if one views in person, will notice the striking detail of the feet of the ancient Athenians, which are veiny, dirty and red, presumably...
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