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Master Pieces: Napoleon I on his Imperial Throne, by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

Not a public commission, but Ingres’ own invention, this painting is a reference to the cult of Napoleon and the use of every single piece of iconography available to show of his legitimacy as a ruler. Please join this talk on Napoleon, neo-classical art, propaganda, borrowing motifs & more!

Master Pieces: Napoleon I on his Imperial Throne,byJean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Master Pieces: Napoleon I on his Imperial Throne,byJean Auguste Dominique Ingres

Time & Location

Oct 17, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT+2

Online Paris

About the Event

With a new generation of artists coming of age after the French Revolution, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres was keen to impress Napoleon and the painting we are discussing today throws everything at it. Although 'Napoleon I on his Imperial Throne' was not a public commission, but Ingres' own invention, this painting very much reflects the cult of Napoleon and the iconography available to show off the legitimacy of a ruler. Powerful and pompous, this image remains one of the most powerful of emperor Napoleon to date.

delivered by Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff

Please note this event is delivered in partnership with the Paris Friday Tour Group. Tickets to this event can be bought by contacting Nancy Burke.

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