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February 28, 2008 18 th Century Cornelia, Mother of Grachi (Cornelia Pointing to Her Children as Her Treasures) Angelica Cornelia is the major figure in the painting Woman showing Cornelia her jewels, Cornelia’s jewels are her children Classical Ideal of behavior, classical in subject, sentiment, method Classical composition/organization o Balanced, Harmony of parts o Simplicity o Nothing is unimportant to the story Neoclassical – Classified by three things o Setting/Subject – Roman columns o Harmony, Simplicity o Moral virtue Anti-Rococo, not decadent QuickTime and a TIFF (Uncompressed) deco are needed to see this pict Marie Antoinette and Her Children Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun, 1787 Neoclassical idea of morals so prominent at time, even Marie Antoinette had a painting of herself as a good mother with her children QuickTime and TIFF (Uncompressed are needed to see th
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Monticello Thomas Jefferson, 1796-1809 Balance, equilibrium QuickTime and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decomp are needed to see this pictur ***Oath of the Horatii*** Jacques Louis David – One of the most influential artists of the time (ON THE TEST) Tale of two sets of triplets (In picture, they are swearing their allegiance to Rome) One sister of the was engaged to a member of the opposite side, and an opposite side sister was engaged to the first side (so confusingggg) Males are masculine looking, full of energy, ready to fight Women are full of emotion, no energy Showing courage, men willing to die for their country, patriotism o Nothing in painting distracts from the story QuickTime and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decomp are needed to see this picture The Death of Marat Jacques-Louis David, 1793 o Very involved in the French Revolution Marat had a skin disease, so he set up a desk in his bath so he could soak and write his political letters o A woman came one day with a letter and the pretense of asking him to print it, and she stabbed him Martyr for the cause, iconic idea of the Christian martyr combined with contemporary political figure, Propaganda
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TIFF (Uncompre are needed to The Nightmare Henry Fuseli, 1781 (England) Woman consumed by a nightmare Bringing to the surface something that is lurking in our subconscious Dramatic differences in light and dark Dramatic, erotic Emphasizing personal/emotional responses *All neoclassical works could be considered romantic * France is the center of the art world for about 300 years, but today we look back at artists in other countries who were overlooked Royal Family of Charles IV Francisco De Goya, 1800 o Became deaf and lived with it for 40 years, Isolated King does not look as regal as royalty was usually displayed o Kind of fat o Wife cheating on him prime minister Paints himself into the picture o In the dark, removed from the action o Homage to Velazquez QuickTime and a TIFF (Uncompressed) de are needed to see this
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