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Belisarius Begging for Alms

Jacques Louis David
1781
The beggar is a hero

What an astonishing piece of painting is Belisarius Begging for Alms! The picture caused a sensation at the official Paris  Salon, where it was exhibited in 1781. It is not so shocking to the visitor today, but we must remember the context.

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Belisarius Begging for Alms
Jacques Louis David
1781

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