Socrates’ commitment to his ideals is portrayed with grace and dignity in the masterpiece, “The Death of Socrates,” by Jacques-Louis David (1748 – 1825). David portrays Socrates as an unjustly persecuted, principle-bound father figure through his ingenious use of light and dark accents. David unveiled this painting, whose virtuosity has been compared to that of Michelangelo and Raphael, as a call to arms on the eve of the French Revolution.
This fine art lithographic print is produce on a medium-weight cover stock paper and coated with a silken finish that protects the inks and creates an elegant look. The paper is acid-free and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, an organization that supports the growth of responsible forest management. The detailed proofing process and standarized printing plates of offset lithography ensure this print reproduction maintains vivid colors and faithfulness to the original work of art.