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  1. J-L David Brought Sexy Back

    What if one of Jacques-Louis David’s most famous paintings had remained only a sketch?  The painting in today’s entry wouldn’t have been very sexy!  Thankfully, the final composition is full of flesh, and presents one of the greatest guy glutes of all time.

    Jacques-Louis David, The Sabine Women Intervening to Stop the Fight Between the Romans and the Sabines, c. 1794, graphite, retouching in pen and black ink, gray wash, heightened with white on two sheets of paper.  Musée du Louvre, ParisJacques-Louis David, The Sabine Women Intervening to Stop the Fight Between the Romans and the Sabines, c. 1794, graphite, retouching in pen and black ink, gray wash, heightened with white on two sheets of paper.  Musée du Louvre, Paris

    Jacques-Louis David, The Sabine Women Intervening to Stop the Fight Between the Romans and the Sabines, c. 1798-1799, oil on canvas.  Musée du Louvre, ParisJacques-Louis David, The Sabine Women Intervening to Stop the Fight Between the Romans and the Sabines, c. 1798-1799, oil on canvas.  Musée du Louvre, Paris

     
     
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