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English: The Oath of the Horatii
Русский: Клятва Горациев
|Medium||oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||Height: 330 cm (129.9 in). Width: 425 cm (167.3 in).|
|Source/Photographer||Web Gallery of Art: Image Info about artwork|
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|Jacques-Louis David (1748–1825)|
|Date of birth/death||30 August 1748||29 December 1825|
|Location of birth/death||Paris||Brussels|
|Work location||Paris, Rome, Brussels|
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|JPEG file comment||DAVID, Jacques-Louis
(b. 1748, Paris, d. 1825, Bruxelles)
The Oath of the Horatii 1784 Oil on canvas, 330 x 425 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris
David owed his rise to fame - after many reversals - to a painting for the execution of which he took his family to Rome, in order to absorb himself totally in the world of antique forms. It was The Oath of the Horatii.
When he arrived to Rome, David rent a studio in the Via del Babuino. He worked in a very methodical manner on The Oath of the Horatii, drawing from life models and draped mannequins, and some very detailed studies survive for many of the main figures. He had accessories such as the swords and helmets made by local craftsmen so that they could serve as props. Drouais is supposed to have assisted David, painting the arm of the rear Horatii brother and the yellow garment of Sabina. The painting was finished at the end of July 1785, and was then exhibited in David's studio. David signed the painting and added the painting's place of origin to the signature and date: L David / faciebat / Romanae /Anno MDCCLXXXIV. The painting created a sensation, even the Pope wanted to view it.
The story is from the 7th century B.C., and it tells of the triplet sons of Publius Horatius, who decided the struggle between Rome and Albalonga. One survived, but he killed his own sister because she wept for one of the fallen foes, to whom she was betrothed. Condemned to death for the murder of a sibling, Horatius' son is pardoned by the will of the people.
Because of its austerity and depiction of dutiful patriotism, The Oath of the Horatii is often considered to be the clearest expression of Neoclassicism in painting. The painting's uncompromising directness, economy and tension made it instantly memorable and full of visual impact. Each of the three elements of the picture - the sons, the father and the women - is framed by a section of a Doric arcade, and the figures are located in a narrow stage-like space. David split the picture between the masculine resolve of the father and brothers and the slumped resignation of the women.. The focal point of the work is occupied by the swords that old Horatius is about to distribute to his sons. While the rear two brothers take the oath with their left hands, the foremost one swears with his right. Perhaps David did this simply as a way of grouping the figures together, but people at the time noticed this detail, and some supposed that this meant that the brother in the front would be the one to survive the combat.
Author: DAVID, Jacques-Louis Title: The Oath of the Horatii Form: painting Time-line: 1801-1850 School: FrenchType: historical
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