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This is a comparison between action-reaction. The movement of Romanticism was during the same time of Neo-Classicism, and eventually overtakes the movement of Neo-Classicism, and from that point on it’s all about individualism. This is an action reaction work. Both have a horizontal format. The theme of David’s is honor and courage based on an grand theme based on an ancient roman story taken from antiquity, while the other one is a exotic story of an historical event that romantic artists loved and it was based on an actual story, which ends up leading romanticism astray. David was able to create space by creating a foreground, middle ground, and a background. He also employs scientific perspective by creating a focal point where all the swords meet. The orthogonal and transversals played a factor in creating the figures in their placement and their measurement; they are in accurate proportions with each other. He also uses Chiaroscuro, they are modeled with highlights and shadows, their drapery are conveyed with changing colors giving a 3-D effect. He was also able to create shadows. While Delacroix displayed no creation of space, all the figures are flat looking and upfront to the picture frame. The light is coming arbitrarily, coming from all directions at once, which don’t give a sense of depth. He did not care about the precision of the neo-classicism; he expressed the freedom of the artist. David’s figures are idealized in their canons of proportions and also well adapted to their environment. While Delacroix’s work is not, the figures are all over the place and cut off, again emphasizing the freedom of the artist. David’s use of colors is simple and solid, while Delacroix’s is warm and totally free. David’s work is balanced and symmetrical given through his colors, while Delacroix displays no such discipline, again giving the freedom to artist. In David’s…...

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