David - Neoclassicism: David 3/8/2008 1:27:00 PM...

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Neoclassicism: David 08/03/2008 13:27:00 QuickTime ˇ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. The Oath of the Horatii,  1780 Shows moment at which Horatii swear alliance and sacrifice for Rome to fight  city of Alba, commissioned by Louis XVI Glorifies throne and patriotism to throne; David views self as teacher  conveying moral values of patriotism, stoicism, willingness to self-sacrifice, by  using antiquity and famous Roman stoicism Figures are obsessively detailed and realistic in depicting anatomy; shows  contradiction in Neoclassicism where preaches rationality but all painted  figures are over idealized Rebels against pyramidal composition with horizontal and vertical lines;  organizes objects visually with eyes leading to central figure Painting has multiple upright and upside down pyramids and shapes Women shown as irrational and emotional, reinforcing gender differences and  representing ideals of submissive women devoid of language and strength  (spineless with closed mouths) All figures resemble pure marble statues of old Roman antiquity
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QuickTimeª and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Lictors Bring Back to Brutus the Bodies of His Sons, 1789
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