Images of War in the Eighteenth and Twentieth Centuries

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Images of War in the Eighteenth and Twentieth Centuries
War has unfortunately been a part of the human condition for thousands of years. Even though war can bring much death and destruction to the world, creative representations of war or responses to war can help to teach and inspire individuals in order to potentially stop future conflicts. Paintings of war can also tell us a lot about the specific cultures in which they were created, whether in terms of its politics, social structures, or artistic movements. Jacques-Louis David, one of the most important French artists of the eighteenth century, painted Oath of the
Horatii
(1784-1785) just a few short years before the French Revolution began in Paris. Approximately one hundred and fifty...
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