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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 • Men’s 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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This test prep was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course AHIS BC1002 taught by Professor Higonnet during the Spring '07 term at Columbia.

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