MetCollects—Episode 3 / 2016: Perrin Stein on “The Death of Socrates”

“What is the path to a masterpiece?” Perrin Stein on Jacques Louis David’s “The Death of Socrates”

Jacques Louis David (French, 1748–1825). The Death of Socrates, ca. 1786. Pen and black ink over black chalk with touches brown ink; Sheet: 11 in. x 16 3/8 in. (27.9 x 41.6 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Walter and Leonore Annenberg Acquisitions Endowment Fund and J. Tomilson Hill and Mark Fisch Gifts, 2015 (2015.149)
http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/679783

MetCollects introduces highlights of works of art recently acquired by The Met through gifts and purchases. Discover a new work each month.
http://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metcollects/the-death-of-socrates

Director: Christopher Noey
Producer: Sarah Cowan
Editor: Stephanie Wuertz
Camera: Stephanie Wuertz, Sarah Cowan
Music: Austin Fisher

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