art & photography

Oath of the Horatii

By Jacques-Louis David, 1784.

By Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.

2 replies on “Oath of the Horatii”

This painting always reminds me how I loathed Corneille’s play on the subject and its pompous nonsensical heroism, back then when I was in highschool. I was so irritated I couldn’t even appreciate the language! which is very beautiful. The picture here has the same feeling.

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