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Oath of the Horatii (detail)

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Material Information

Title:
Oath of the Horatii (detail)
Physical Description:
Photograph
Language:
English
Creator:
David, Jacques Louis, 1748-1825 ( Artist : painter )
Musee du Louvre. ID=FPL

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Paris, France
Paris, France
Style: French Neoclassical
School: Neoclassical
Movement: Neoclassicism
French
Painting;
Genre:
Painting
Painting
picture   ( marcgt )

Notes

Summary:
The three brothers, the Horatii, chosen by Rome to defy the champions of the town of Alba called the Curiaces, are taking an oath that they will win or die and are receiving swords from their father. Like Corneille in his tragedy "Horace", David contrasts the stoic resolution of the warriors, underlined by strict geometry and strident colour, with the gentle line of the women which expresses their suffering. Painted in 1784 and shown in Paris the following year, this painting earned David a European reputation as uncontested leader of the Neoclassical movement.
General Note:
Design Date: Signed, situated, dated: L. David/faciebat/Romae/anno MDCCLXXXIV.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - A01-NFF0018A
usfldc handle - a1.nff0018a
System ID:
SFS0035159:00001

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Style: French Neoclassical.
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Movement: Neoclassicism.
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Closeup; oath of the Horatii