Le Sacre de l'empereur Napoléon - Histoire et légende

Le Sacre de l'empereur Napoléon - Histoire et légende

Napoleon Bonaparte - Empire

This is the French edition catalogue about the exhibition Coronation of the emperor Napoleon.

On 2nd December 1804, Napoleon's coronation, an unprecedented event, provoked a spectacular upheaval: around 20,000 government officials and militaries were invited and decors, ...
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Museum :
Musée et domaine nationaux du château de Fontainebleau
Themes :
Historical facts, Artistic techniques, Historical figures
Dimensions :
25 × 33 × 2,5 cm
Artist :
Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825)
Art movement :
19th century
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Publication :
Septembre 2004
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Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825)

Jacques-Louis David is an 18th century painter and founder of the neoclassical movement. The gifted child begins his studies at the Academy of Saint Luke before following the teaching of Joseph-Marie Vien. This meeting was the starting point of his interest in French neo-classicism. His talents as a painter are recognized since in 1771 he obtained the second prize from Rome for Le combat de Mars contre Minerve. Three years later, he was awarded the first Prix de Rome with Erasistrate discovering the cause of Antiochius disease. Passionate about Napoleon Bonaparte, the artist uses his talent to create his portraits. These services enabled him to become an official painter of the Empire.