Presentation Carmen Concepcion HUM200 1. Overview Today I will be showing you two artifacts both of which are paintings. My first work is called The Lamentation by Giotto de Bondone. It is a fresco painting created in 1305 during the Italian Renaissance and is in the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, Italy. The Lamentation depicts the death of Christ. My second work is called Oath of the Horatii by Jacques-Louis David. It is an oil on canvas painting created in 1784 during the Neoclassicism and it located in the Louvre Museum, Paris. Oath of the Horatii depicts three brothers that will to fight to the death for their country. Although these paintings were created at different times, mediums and artists, they both share the common theme of sacrifice. This is observed in The Lamentation by the death of Christ who died for the sins of all humanity, and in Oath of the Horatii as the brothers vow to fight til the death for their country. 2. Audience Impact The theme of sacrifice should impact all members of my audience. They will learn why our veterans should be appreciated and better cared for. They have been fighting wars for this country and some of them have even lost their lives doing so. Our veteran's need our help to get the benefits and monetary means they so deserve. By showing how this universal theme is observable in two different works in the humanities, I hope to teach the audience that sacrifices are choices made for something you believe in, not something you are forced to do. From these works the audience will learn why sacrifices are done to help others.
- Fall '17
- Stations of the Cross, Giotto di Bondone, Scrovegni Chapel, Lamentation of Christ