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Drama and Desire: Katharine Lochnan and Major Rick Towey on Jacques Louis David’s “Oath of the Horatii” (Audio)

August 10th, 2010

Jacques Louis David’s Oath of the Horatii is on display for a limited time at the AGO as part of the exhibition Drama and Desire: Artists and the Theatre.

Jacques-Louis David, The Oath of the Horatii

Jacques-Louis David, The Oath of the Horatii, 1786, oil on canvas, Toledo Museum of Art.

An historical look: Katharine Lochnan

AGO curator Katharine Lochnan talks about the historical importance of Jacques Louis David’s painting “Oath of the Horatii.” Click to play:

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A look today: Major Rick Towey

A Canadian Armed Forces soldier, recently returned from Afghanistan, shares his thoughts about Jacques Louis David’s “Oath of the Horatii.” Click to play:

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  • Halfbacknotprop9

    acting while so employed major towey…he’s really a captain