ArticlesBlog The Death of Socrates: How To Read A Painting September 6, 2019100 No related posts. Related tags : Ancient Art (Quotation Subject) jacques louis david Neoclassicism (Art Period/Movement) plato socrates the death of socrates the nerdwriter understanding art Visual Arts (Field Of Study) Post navigation Previous Article DIY custom clothing labels | CharliMarieTV Next Article Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards Comments (100) July 18, 2019 at 9:21 pm Don't lie, it is an ancient meme Reply July 18, 2019 at 10:01 pm Wonderful narration 👏🏼👏🏼 Reply July 19, 2019 at 6:53 am Great video! Absolutely loved it! Reply July 19, 2019 at 12:49 pm In 1787 how many people were literate? Telling us how to "read" a painting when we can just "read" Socrates is retarded. What happen to experiencing things and interrupting for yourself? T.V. rules all you fools in the land of trump, who needs to think for themselves? Reply July 19, 2019 at 9:15 pm So Socrates is Greek Jesus :'O Reply July 20, 2019 at 1:55 am Best thing I watched today Reply July 20, 2019 at 2:28 am Wonderful Reply July 20, 2019 at 11:56 am this is as much art as the subject Reply July 20, 2019 at 1:15 pm And what abt the TIME all this happened… possibly late night… Reply July 21, 2019 at 12:35 am What if he is just asking for one more drink and raising his hand to say. Lets partyy. People are upset coz he is drinking too much? Reply July 21, 2019 at 1:03 am Well, i'd keep it short. This is the causal chain, when comfronted with death, which may even be demanded (center).Right side: getaway – disbelieve – sadness – recognition – sympathyLeft side: acceptance – despair – reminiscent desolationWhen you have gone through all, you can wave goodbye and leave this as past with the left ones you have. It is kind of like todays divorces. 😉 Reply July 21, 2019 at 2:50 am @ 5:45 ! (Huge point – of the 3 Main Statements – possibly 1st) Clearly the Artist was both of their "Plato" as well. Reply July 21, 2019 at 7:37 am It's so beautiful….It made me cry. Reply July 21, 2019 at 8:00 am Now.. do this same kind of analysis on a white painting. Because as the artists themselves say, there is an endless sea of emotion in the lines of white paint. Reply July 21, 2019 at 10:20 am Thank you so much for sharing. Even though I hated art in school, I've always interested in it and want to understand it or at least have a better glimpse into it, so your video is do just that in a very interesting way. Reply July 21, 2019 at 10:27 am Great video! 👍 Reply July 21, 2019 at 10:29 am I used to mock Socrates for arguing himself to death. As I’ve grown older all I have is admiration for Socrates. Reply July 21, 2019 at 1:47 pm Mindblown! Reply July 21, 2019 at 2:25 pm The closer you are to the truth the tighter the rope around your neck. Reply July 21, 2019 at 2:39 pm I did not think a simple picture has such deep meaning but hard to understand….. Reply July 21, 2019 at 4:32 pm Overthinking at its best Reply July 21, 2019 at 8:28 pm That Plato thought! Reply July 21, 2019 at 9:52 pm Fascinating — thank you! Reply July 22, 2019 at 7:28 am Beautiful. Reply July 22, 2019 at 8:43 am Saw the original at the Met in '81. Much smaller than one would think. One cool detail: in the far distance the last person ascending the stairs looks back toward us with a stricken face identical to the classical tragic mask. Reply July 22, 2019 at 2:23 pm This is so cool. Loved every bit of it Reply July 22, 2019 at 5:30 pm "How to understand art." 😂😂😂 If it has to be explained to you, it's NOT good art. 🙄 Reply July 22, 2019 at 6:19 pm thank you Reply July 22, 2019 at 6:20 pm He's giving them the finger ….. Reply July 22, 2019 at 11:24 pm PLEASE DO MORE OF THE ART EXPLANATION VIDEOS!! Reply July 23, 2019 at 1:45 am I still want to hear directly from the artist "yep, these are al my intentions", i still feel like we are reading too much into paintings Reply July 23, 2019 at 4:25 am wow you just changed my whole thinking about art i never really took any interest in these things and always thought they're boring but damnnnn that was sooo deep thank you 🙂 Reply July 23, 2019 at 7:25 am Ohkayyy….. I see the art in a new light Reply July 23, 2019 at 10:22 am people in the comments just cant stop making jokes and begging for likes even in videos like these, its sad sometimes Reply July 23, 2019 at 11:59 am Now, this is art, not that white canvas bullshit. Reply July 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm There is need of in depth knowledge of history to read the painting in a just way Reply July 23, 2019 at 5:34 pm That's not Socrates. That's Thiccrates Reply July 23, 2019 at 7:05 pm why was this subtitled in jew? Reply July 24, 2019 at 12:09 am Bruh i dont understand the art of reading art. Splash paint on a piece of paper and everyone will look at it differently. I think the art of reading a picture is entirely depended on your own perspective and experience, maybe reading a paint can say a lot about a person more than you would expect. Its all perspective. offcourse there are somethings wich overlap that everyone can get at. Reply July 24, 2019 at 12:15 am I start by looking at it. Reply July 24, 2019 at 2:09 am Love love love love lovvvvvve it !! Reply July 25, 2019 at 12:18 am "How to Read a Painting" (no need to capitalise the "a"), was 10-15% reading of this painting, and the rest a history lesson on the death of Socrates. What you have done is to describe the knowledge and genius of David, having been able to inscribe so much historical content into one still frame.Whilst the actual readings of the painting as a painting were brief, I enjoyed the readings of this painting. Nevertheless this was not a "how to…" video.I hope you referenced Will Durant for your words on the links between Plato and Socrates (5:18). Couple of phrases there almost verbatim from his book, The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time.Also you may have it wrong about the person handing the hemlock to Socrates. It is more likely from the clothes and their positioning, his gesture and apparent age in contrast to all others, that he is Socrates' boy…if you know what I mean.Your reading from the back of Plato's head as a projection of memory – I'm sold! Loved that reading. Although it could be Larry David is on the box at the foot of the bed, not Plato. L.D. Reply July 25, 2019 at 5:44 pm I thought this was gonna be some bullshit video where someone who finnished school is pretending to know something and says some smart things that dont make any sense. Thank Goodness I was wrong 🙂 Reply July 25, 2019 at 6:48 pm I love that idea of a dream or memory of Plato, thank you for the insight! Reply July 25, 2019 at 8:49 pm brilliant. Thanks for the share….this was fantastic Reply July 25, 2019 at 10:36 pm As I thought, a painting is completely opaque to me unless a great deal of effort is maid to research said painting. Reply July 26, 2019 at 2:23 am Plato seems be the flatist of them all. This painting maybe really about Plato. Reply July 26, 2019 at 6:25 pm Wow ! Reply July 27, 2019 at 7:41 am Absolutely brilliant.!! Reply July 27, 2019 at 1:08 pm I think Socrates was a prophet Reply July 27, 2019 at 5:35 pm By far the best video ever seen Reply July 27, 2019 at 9:05 pm how to read when someone is all sham no lol, he articulates alot. sees great depth in stuff, talks about complexity. Reply July 27, 2019 at 10:38 pm Thank you random YouTube recommendation in July 2019 Reply July 28, 2019 at 12:35 pm Poor Plato Reply July 28, 2019 at 1:58 pm Artworks like this are the reason why ordinary people reject modern art. We don't want the likes of Pollock's splatter being compared with this. Reply July 28, 2019 at 4:39 pm So… I now need to look into the connection this guy "David" (Willing to bet that is not his real name) has to Adam Weisshaupt and The Illuminati… Reply July 28, 2019 at 6:10 pm Socrates of course immediately regretted his pig headed stubbornness and idealism once the raw, inescapable suffering began. Death by hemlock can apparently take hours. Symptoms are seizures, rapid heart rate, frothing at the mouth, and respiratory distress. Death comes via a final, horribly long seizure. Reply July 29, 2019 at 5:14 am Good work 👍 Reply July 30, 2019 at 5:28 pm Wrong title. It's not "the death of Socrates". It's " the death of death" Reply July 30, 2019 at 7:55 pm Amazing, thank you !! 🙂 Reply July 31, 2019 at 8:33 pm Perhaps… perhaps. ORRRR! Perhaps not… Perhaps not. That is the question isn't it? Wait, I think I might be onto something hear…. My interpretation is that socks (as they once called him) was saying ,"up yours!" And as he pointed upward ol' socks was mimicking shooting a fowl later the middle finger was used and it was called "shooting a bird" and still, to this very day means, "hey guy, up yours! " IT WAS later misinterpreted as, "sit & spin." Sorry to bust your bubble mister nerd. Reply August 1, 2019 at 10:28 am Kya aapki har artist ki videos hindi me available ho sakengi Reply August 2, 2019 at 1:48 am YOU SHOULD DO A VIDEO ON M. C. ESCHER! Reply August 2, 2019 at 10:10 pm someone know the name of the paint in the minute 2:32????''?' Reply August 3, 2019 at 1:04 pm Socrates has a female skeletan and enjoys throwing satanic hand gestures; she's a WITCH Reply August 3, 2019 at 5:55 pm I am astounded that you failed to mention the shackles at Socrates' feet beneath the bed as if to declare that death is about to free him from the shackles of the governments of men. Reply August 3, 2019 at 9:30 pm Really love your videos❣❣❣ Reply August 4, 2019 at 2:51 pm This is not a "how to read a painting", this is "dude who read up on the thing gushes over a thing" Reply August 5, 2019 at 9:05 am I feel your video has a great impact on the legacy of Jacques-Louis David. Truly. Reply August 5, 2019 at 5:59 pm We are just putting words into paintings ourselves. Reply August 6, 2019 at 9:22 pm hebrew subtitlesMy brain: So 9pm tops? Reply August 7, 2019 at 1:13 pm David: *puts signature on Crito's seat* hell yeah i can totally make my name look like a cool engraving on this chair Nerdwriter: It's because he connects with Crito Reply August 7, 2019 at 1:58 pm Amazing Reply August 11, 2019 at 1:59 am I what i see in the painting is that everyone is face palming.Socrates: I will drink this hemlock and die!The rest, including the one who gave the hemlock: *face palms Reply August 11, 2019 at 9:11 am You and I will never be a hero like Socrates Reply August 14, 2019 at 2:03 am Будем друзьями? давай подписиваться=) что вас вдохновляет Reply August 15, 2019 at 7:10 am ❤ Reply August 17, 2019 at 2:58 am 2:10 oh so that explains how they used to store stuff in ancient times. It's so simple they just had 1 extra hand for holding more stuff. Genius. Reply August 17, 2019 at 4:57 pm does anyone know what is engraved in the stone that Crito sits, the drawing not his signature Reply August 18, 2019 at 1:09 pm Beautifully put. Congratulations and keep the good work! Reply August 19, 2019 at 9:48 am thats insane Reply August 23, 2019 at 9:00 pm I have options this options are for all same Reply August 24, 2019 at 2:33 pm how to read a painting : pretend you're understanding anything at all, and pretend you appreciate the colored thing, so the rest think u're the shit, or something. ,,,, how far got humans…. Reply August 25, 2019 at 8:32 pm Bif Reply August 26, 2019 at 1:43 am That was the best analysis of a piece of art I’ve ever heard. Absolutely gripping from beginning to end! Reply August 27, 2019 at 6:25 pm Too bad he was making little boys suck him off so they could “learn” also Thomas Jefferson was at that painting unveil because of his love for Thomas Weishaupt and the French Revolution he initiated with his “illuminati” Reply August 28, 2019 at 12:04 am Your commentary is a "work of genius!" Reply August 29, 2019 at 5:25 am Since the immortal soul is nonsense, and death is the absolute end of perception, Socrates won’t have to regret not fighting for his life. Reply August 29, 2019 at 10:04 pm You are a genius too Reply August 30, 2019 at 3:36 am Bravo & thank you! Reply August 31, 2019 at 6:37 am This is how to read this painting… not every painting. There is not always hidden meaning in great works of art. Reply August 31, 2019 at 8:46 pm Thank you💜 Reply September 1, 2019 at 4:12 pm Thank you 🙏 Reply September 2, 2019 at 8:41 am What a load of rubbish! This is akin to being able to "hear" Autumn in Vivaldi's Autumn which is nothing but a delusion. This condescending man descends upon us with his personal interpretation of a paintaing and advertises it as authentic. Art is indeed a domain dominated by delusional imbeciles. Reply September 2, 2019 at 10:50 am Wow nice Subscribed Reply September 2, 2019 at 11:51 pm Why couldn't he be ripped? Reply September 3, 2019 at 10:07 am this is my suggestion to you and to all youtuber that make legit information about art, music, or anything worth to tell. please. please. please I beg you all to put the subs in english. Because I'm a non English speaker and my english understanding without the subs especially some facts with more complex explanations are so medium to low. I bet many people out there are just like me. when i like to learn something new, then suddenly I've lost my interest because of this. thank you and I hope you and other youtubers will find this message. Reply September 5, 2019 at 3:38 am This video is a work of genius. Thank you for your analysis. Reply September 5, 2019 at 6:25 pm Holy Shit i wanetd to draw a mural for Crimson king . And i just realised where the idea for having teh scene esplode out of a characters head came to me. Thank you Reply September 6, 2019 at 6:30 am I love everything about this video. 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