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"Bonaparte Crossing The Alps"
by Jacques-Louis David

  • Neoclassical art is often described as didactic. It has more intellectual content than your average painting.

  • In this painting, in the lower left hand corner, 'Bonaparte' is inscribed in stone next to 'Hannibal.'

  • This makes this particular painting a sort of political cartoon.