History of Modern Art
From the information in my Lectures, your textbook and the websites below, evaluate the painting and then tell me 3 ways that this painting represents the beginnings of Modern and Contemporary art. You will want to discuss its formal elements such as its perspective, depth, flatness, composition, colors, line, lighting, etc.
Discussion Essay and Response #1: How Jacques Louis David and the Oath of the Horatii represent the beginnings of Modern and Contemporary art.
Jacques Louis David’s painting, The Oath of the Horatii, 1784 was one of the first paintings that pushed the boundaries of traditional academic standards. How does this painting represent the beginnings of Modern and Contemporary art?