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    David’s Oath of the Horatii Painted in Rome in the style of Neo-Classicism, Jacques Louis David’s Oath of the Horatii is one of the better-known examples of art produced by this artist of eclectic styles. This painting was hailed as the manifesto of a new school based on the fervent study of the antique and a return to classical techniques in the late 18th century. In this painting, completed in 1785 as an oil on canvas, David (DA-VEED) successfully coalesces the nascent and confused ideology

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    Rousseau, the Individual, the State, and David’s The Oath of the Horatii Rousseau’s view on the relationship between the individual and the state and David’s painting ‘The Oath of the Horatii’ are two different genres with the same views, having French Revolution as the connecting factor. David’s painting is not done for art sake but rather an art for the people sake. His painting does not include only aesthetic purposes but includes with ulterior motives. David has a preconceive notion in his

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    Jacques Louis David

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    discipline on the expression of sentiment in his work. This inhibition resulted in a distinct coldness and rationalism of approach. David's reputation was made by the Salon of 1784. In that year he produced his first masterwork, The Oath of the Horatii (Louvre). This work and his celebrated Death of Socrates (1787; Metropolitan Mus.) as well as Lictors Bringing to Brutus the Bodies of His Sons (1789; Louvre) were themes appropriate to the political climate of the time. They secured for David vast

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    Oath Of Horatii Analysis

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    Oath of the Horatii was originally painted for the King Louis XVI for his subjects to get the message that they should accept personal sacrifice of oneself in the service of him and one’s nation. The artwork is relating back to the story of the three Horatii brothers who made a vow to their father to fight for Rome, helping support the message King Louis XVI is trying to portray about vowing to him and performing civic duty. Five years after it was commissioned, The Oath of the Horatii was used by

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    artists who refer back to the past for inspiration; for example Neoclassicism (Oath of the Horatii by David) and Renaissance (School of Athens by Raphael) both include Greek and Roman coalition. Avant-garde artists show the viewer’s their uniqueness and ambition in presenting something new while incorporating older traditions or just simply going past the modern world and creating something new. The Oath of the Horatii by David was a symbolic painting for the French because it symbolized the war that was

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    Analysis Of Oath Of The Horatii

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    Chapter 21: Rococo to Neoclassism: The Oath of the Horatii by Jacques-Louis David (1748, oil on canvas) is a painting in the Neo-Classical style. It is hailed as tribute to ancient Classic ideals. David believed that subject matter in a work of art should have a moral (p.635). Indeed, in this piece he provides an image that is essence of pre-republican Rome. The Oath of the Horatii represents David's individuality, an individuality that would lead him to contradict the French Academy in order to

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    The Oath of the Horatii by Jacques-Louis David is perhaps one of the most important art pieces of the Neoclassical era. This painting has become a symbol of this movement, not only because of the story behind the scene that David portrayed, but because of the elements that compose the art work. Painted in 1784-1785 this oil on canvas participated in the Salon of 1785 where it became famous due to the radical statement of the scene depicted. Nowadays you can find it hanging on the walls of the Musee

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    The oath of horatti In 1785 there was one particular painting that visitors were transfixed on, Jacques-Louis David’s Oath of the Horatii. In this Artwork it depicts three men, brothers, saluting toward three swords that are held up by their father, meanwhile the women behind him grieve.The revolutionary painting changed French art. David created an organized painting in a scene set in, what seems be a Roman atrium that is dominated by three arches in the background which keeps our attention focused

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    full-scale war, the three Horatii brothers were chosen by the Romans to defeat the trio of brothers chosen by Alba, the Curiatii. The three brothers, all willing to sacrifice themselves for Rome, swore upon the swords presented by their father, and proclaimed they would not come back until they defeat the Curiatii, and restore the happiness of Rome. In this painting, David used the three brothers to represent the three estates of the Ancien Régime. The Oath of the Horatii is a direct parallel

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    perceived, and was seen as a figurative cry for a Revolution in France. Four years later the French Revolution was underway. Although this painting was made before the Revolution, the Oath of the Horatii replicates the feelings and objectives of this time period. The subject matter of Oath of the Horatii takes place in an antique space where the floor and walls seem to be made of stone. The ground’s surface has different colored and patterned stone, which could mean royalty or importance. The

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