Jacques-Louis David's Images of Napoleon Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Jacques-Louis David's Images of Napoleon
An analysis of Louis-Louis David's images of Napoleon Bonaparte.
# 142240 | 1,000 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Art (History) , Art (Painting)


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This paper details Louis-Louis David's images of Napoleon Bonaparte. The paper argues that they are some of the most compelling, dramatic pieces of portraiture in all of art history and glorify the leader in a neo-classical, romantic styling mix.

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"Louis-Louis David's images of Napoleon Bonaparte are some of the most compelling, dramatic pieces of portraiture in all of art history. His renderings of Napoleon Bonaparte, specifically, "Napoleon Crossing the Alps" (painted in 1801) and "The Coronation of Napoleon," (painted in 1806) brilliantly portrays Napoleon Bonaparte as the conqueror of the world, an idealized, bold larger than life, figurehead painting in both a romantic and neo-classical style. Louis-Louis David was born in 1748 and became, over his lifetime, one of the most influential French neo-classical painters. As a young man, he..."

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