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Unformatted text preview: David, Oath of the Horatii, 1784 When first publicized, first thing viewers saw was its uniqueness very unlike rococo style representation of space not gentle transgressing Tuscan order most primitive order primitive antiquity most uncompromisingly plain, old, style of architecture no spatial confusion the wall, the linearity of the stone ground figures basically on one plane light in rococo, about illuminating textures and details; in oath , about edges and boundaries color added almost as an afterthought Another main difference issue of gender unlike feminine rococo in David figures structured by men on left, women on right Women are frail, unseeing, passive Mens resolve summarized and reiterated 3 swords, sharp and deadly, held by the father in the center Revolution between private and public interest Only figure who looks out from realm of women is little boy will join men Neo-classicism brings back to Greek and Roman times Hubert Robert,...
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