The Influence Of Rousseau's Views On The Relationship Between...
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This view is also reflected in David's painting "The Oath of the Horatii".
David's Neoclassical style was austere and reflected on reason and the clear moral principles of Rousseau's ideas. "The Oath of the Horatii" depicts the presenting of arms from Horatius to his sons. This demonstrates an act of patriotism as one of the brothers and the sister was related by marriage to the enemy Curiatii...
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This demonstrates an act of patriotism as one of the brothers and the sister was related by marriage to the enemy Curiatii. He draws on the classical story by the ancient historian Livy, to reflect patriotism and selflessness. The story would have been familiar to the educated contemporaries of David, and this kind of knowledge was important to the Enlightenment (p166, Blk 3)...
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