Oath Of The Horatii Summary

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There are two major strands throughout the Neo-Classical period. These strands consist of a) the desire to reach back into history to the Classical Age of Greece and Rome and b) the reaction to the excesses of Rocco period towards the end of the Baroque period. During the French Neo-Classicism, David created the "Oath of the Horatii". According to our books, it claims this piece of art was the death of Rocco and the birth of a new era of art called the Neo-Classical art. In the book, it explains the portrait symbolizes, three brothers promising to protect Rome, even if it meant dying. The men are ready to fight with their father. If one is to observe the picture, they would notice the men have costumes and helmets on. The father is the
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