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Jacques-Louis David. OATH OF THE HORATII. 1784-1785

  • Painted in Italy just before the revolution
  • On the left there are Roman warriors
  • They just gave an oath to fight to the death.
  • The columns are Tuscan with medieval round headed arches.
  • This work gave Jacques-Louis his breakthrough to dominance over French painting for the rest of his long life.

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Jacques-Louis David. NAPOLEON CROSSING THE SAINT-BERNARD. 1800-1801

  •  A very styistic painting. It's neoclassical because it's an imitation of sculpture. 
  • It uses local color: every object has its own color and isn't being reflected from anything else.
  • This was painted after he conquered venice

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Joseph Mallord William Turner. RAIN, STEAM, AND SPEED-The Great Western Railway. 1844 (detail)

  • Ruscan wrote a lot about turner and hpw he could create these amazing atmospheres. 
  • Ruscan talked about how in the mediebal ages they could express themselves much better..
  • He felst that the artists in the 14th century could be inspired much more deeply instead of focusing more on the next assignment.

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Antoine-Jean Gros, NAPOLEON IN THE PLAGUE HOUSE AT JAFFA. 1804

  • There was a war and Naploeon wanted to show e was sympathetic toward them.
  • He took his glove off to greet them. Naploeon is ouching the sore which is crazy because at that time it was dangerous.
  • French flag in the background means the area was captured.
  • The just beat the Turks and the oval stripe represents that. It's like a mosque. Horseshoe arch on the left- Islamic.