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Oath of Horatii
Leading Neo- Classical style painter Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825)
The Oath of the Horatii a painting by Jacques- Louis David painted on an 11x14ft oil canvas. The painting illustrates the three sons of Horatius swear on their swords, held by their father, that they will defend Rome to the death and defy the Curiatti. The painting shows the three brothers on the left, the Horatii father in the center, and the sister/wives on the right. On the right, three women are crying, one in the back and two up closer. One woman is a Horatius weeping for both her Curiatii fiancé and her brother; another woman is a Curiatius who cries for her Horatii husband and her brother. The background woman in black holds two children -- one of whom is the child of a Horatius male and his Curiatii wife. The younger daughter hides her face in her nanny’s dress as the son doesn’t want to cover his eyes.
Their despair is partly due to the fact that one sister was engaged to one of the Curiatii and another is a sister of the Curiatii, married to one of the Horatii. Upon defeat of the Curiatii, the remaining Horatius journeyed home to find his sister cursing Rome over the death of her fiancé. He killed her; horrified that... [continues]
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