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    led to the French Revolution, which ousted the ruling aristocracy and in return created a democratic republic. This new way of thought called for an end to the excessive and vulgar artwork of the Rococo period, and the beginnings of an artistic philosophy based on human moral righteousness, as is seen in the periods of Neoclassicism and…

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    were drawn from everyday lives to explain universal politics as a result of human nature. The political, social, economic and cultural aspects were designed on how life was during the late 18th and early 19th century. Classical Realism art was used to explain and model relations that were occurring before and after the Revolutionary War. Throughout this time period, there were a several artists who were extremely influential during this time. Gustave Courbet, Jean Léon Gérôme, Jean-François…

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    Oath Of Horatii Analysis

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    depicted loyalty towards the republic. Hence David painted a historic event set in ancient Rome, where three brothers from the Horatii family agree to fight for Rome against three brothers from the Curiatii family from Alba Longa, who were also their family as they were united by marriage. It has strong neoclassicism features such as the…

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    Neoclassical Architecture

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    It is said that all of neoclassical buildings are influenced by the works of an Italian architect Andrea Palladio, he is known to be one of the most influential architects in Western architecture. His architectural works have been considered as inspiration by many for centuries. One of the similarities between Palladian architecture and neoclassical is the presence of a strong central axis and usually accentuated with a strong central element such as a dome. Although Palladianism and…

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    Jacques-Louis David: Main Ideas and Influence on the World of the Art Jacques Louis David was born in prosperous family. His single mother decided to dedicate him to architecture, but David failed in the University of Paris, and eventually came to study painting in the Royal Academy. David is considered to be the founder of the French Neoclassicism. In fact, in his painting style are united three areas: rococo, neo-classicism and romanticism. The artist already in his younger years was honored…

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    The neoclassic artistic style began about the same time as the start of the age of enlightenment in the mid 18th century. Neoclassical art favored the simplicity and symmetry of Ancient Greece and Rome and viewed the Rococo style it displaced as immoral. Neoclassical artists thought art should be more cerebral and less sensual and viewed drawing as more important than painting. Neoclassical art with its strong lines, muted colors, and lack of visible brush strokes create images which appear to…

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    Neoclassical Timeline

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    Timeline: Late Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries NEOCLASSICISM – Approximately 1789 TO 1820 The Neoclassical painting style was pioneered by Jacque-Louis David following the French Revolution in 1789. The term refers to the emulation of classical Greek and Roman art of eras past. Much of the subject matter of Neoclassical was Roman-inspired. David rejected the frivolous immorality of the Rococo style and felt the arts should be of greater impact and influence during a time of Governmental…

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    Jacques Louis David was both a genuine artist as well as an apologist and propagandist for violence. Genuine means to be actual, real, or true and David’s art displays this well. David wanted France to snap out of its slow decline into decadence and instead enter a golden age. He believed France could achieve this by striving to be more like the Roman republic. At first, he stood by the side of the royal family, even offering to paint portraits of them. However, when the revolution began to take…

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    In contrast the Romanticism style is anticlassical. “Romanticism provided a compliment to the factual, objective, logical, and rational thinking embodied in growing science and industry” (Notes) and the Enlightenment provided a complement too. The enlightenment was “an 18th century attitude which promoted scientific inquiry and sought to evaluate nearly every human action, including philosophy, art, and politics” (Notes). The Romantic disliked the Neoclassical style because it offered no freedom…

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    The importance of The Oath of the Horatii lies in its significant pre-revolutionary message as well as in the new style developed by David. The way in which the “Oath of the Horatii” is painted, in fact, challenged the rococo style. This style was characterized by unsymmetrical ornamental patterns and it dominated French art from the 1750s to early 1780s. This painting, instead, opened the way for neoclassicism. In particular, because of the innovations reflected in this painting, it can be…

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