Friday, April 8, 2011

Question 596: Not a Looking For Kyle Meme

This painting occupies an extremely important place in the body of David’s work and in the history of French painting. The story was taken from Livy. We are in the period of the wars between Rome and Alba, in 669 B.C. It has been decided that the dispute between the two cities must be settled by an unusual form of combat to be fought by two groups of three champions each. The two groups are the three ___X___ brothers and the three ___Y____ brothers. The drama lay in the fact that one of the sisters of the ___Y____ , Sabina, is married to one of the ___X___, while one of the sisters of the ___X___, Camilla, is betrothed to one of the___Y____ . Despite the ties between the two families, the ___X___'s father exhorts his sons to fight the ___Y____  and they obey, despite the lamentations of the women.

Sounds a lot like a Hindi movie i know, but im getting to this before Bollywood does.
1) ID X and/or Y OR name the painting
2) ID what the painting inspired.


X: Horatii
Y: Curiatii
Painting: Oath of the Horatii

Inspired: The Nazi Salute.
This depicts the Roman salute & Ave, so it couldn't have possibly inspired that.

Oath of the Horatii (French: Le Serment des Horaces), is a painting by Jacques-Louis David accomplished in 1784, before the French Revolution, which depicts the Roman salute. It grew to be considered as paradigm ofneoclassical art. The painting increased David's fame, and allowed him to rear his own students.[1]
The painting illustrates the three sons of Horatius swear on their swords, held by their father, that they will defend Rome to the death.


vittal paul said...

1)Horatii,Curiatii,Oath of the Horatii
2)french revolution

Sukanto said...

The Oath of the inspired the Roman salute??

Soumya said...

X- Cuiratti Y- Horatti

Pi.R.Square said...

painting: Oath of the Horatii
X- Horatii
Y- Curatii

This si the suposed origin of the "Heil Hitler Nazi Salute", banned in many countries
Can't be the Roman Ave, since these people are Roman

keyree10 said...

Oath of the Horatii