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.