Napoleon * Born in 1748 in Paris, France, Jacques-Louis David became a painter of great renown as his style of history painting helped end the frivolity of the moving art back to the realm of classical austerity. One of David's most famous works, "The Death of Marat" (1793), “The Death of Socrates”(1787), Oath of Horatti”(1784) and many others. * David was particularly involved in politics and political movement in France before and after the reign of King Louis XVI. Jacque-Louis David was a member of the extremist Jacobin group led by Maximilien de Robespierre, and he became an active, politically committed artist involved in a good deal of revolutionary propaganda. * After the revolutionary, David was arrested, remaining in prison until the amnesty of 1795. With the same energy he had spent on revolutionary politics, he trained hundreds of young European painters. * David had admired Napoleon since their first meeting, and sketched him for the first time in 1797. After Napoleon's coup, David was named court painter in for Napoleon in 1804. * After Napoleon fell in 1815, David was exiled to Brussels, Belgium, where he lost much of his old creative energy. Ten years into his exile, he was struck by a carriage, sustaining injuries from which he would never recover. Jacques-Louis David eventually died on December 29, 1825, in Brussels, Belgium. * There are there main forms of art: imitation, expressionism, and forms. The Coronation of Napoleon is a form of art which is supposedly imitates reality, depicting an actual event that occurred hundred years ago. But the question is: does it really portray the reality? This painting is an example of art as form of propaganda. ( Gonna say this don’t put it on the PowerPoint) * Art is a powerful force which was used to shape the perception of the crowd and evidently shape the history of the world. It was used by different political and religious individuals, such as Napoleon, as a form of propaganda, to control the perception of the middle and the lowest class of the society who were not educated. * For the people who are not part of nobility, art and paintings are the main form of communication since many of them could not afford or prohibited to attend schools ( don’t put this on the powerpoint) * Similar to modern day advertisement, The Coronation of Napoleon was used to disseminate certain message that would benefit Napoleon’s political states before and during his reign. He manipulates appearance of art to promote the Republican values of austerity, citizenship, self-sacrifice, and duty, and used it to promote his own achievements as Emperor. * Jacques-Louis David undertook a number of patently propagandist commissions for Napoleon. In the Coronation, David emphasise the physical splendour of Napoleon and his courts, the richness of ceremony and allusions to the grand characters and traditions of the past. * Although Louis David depicted the alliance between Napoleon and The Roman Catholic Church, religion had little meaning to Napoleon, for which he created a gap between deism and atheism. * “Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.” According to Napoleon, Religion has only two purpose national unity and prevents class war- it kept the people meek and mild instead of strong and independent. * It is also quiet ironic the way David depicted Napoleon in this painting. Napoleon is dressed with elegance, wearing precious accessories, and depicting himself similar to a Roman Emperor, more specifically Augustus Ceasar .But the title that he took on the coronation, derived from the Romans, is called “Consul” means first among equals. * NeoClassism. * NeoClassim is an art period after Baroque art and before Romanticism.
Napoleon I (1769–1821), is standing, dressed in coronation robes similar to those of Roman emperors. Others are merely passive spectators. In the actual painting it is possible to see the
is French is bonjour which is hello. Some of the things that you probably heard of from France are the Eiffel Tower, Le Tour de France (Tour of France, a bike race), the Arc de Triomphe, La Grande Arche de La Defense(new Arc de Triomphe), and Napoleon Bonaparte. Right now Le Tour de France is running. It started running on Saturday, June 30th. It is going to stop running on Sunday, July 22nd. France is also a member of the United Nations.
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Napoleon was born on 15 August 1769 to Carlo Maria di Buonaparte and Maria Letizia Ramolino in his family's ancestral home, Casa Buonaparte, in the town of Ajaccio, the capital of the island of Corsica. He was their 4th child and 3rd son. This was a year after the island was transferred to France by the Republic of Genoa. He was christened Napoleone di Buonaparte. In his twenties, he adopted the more French-sounding Napoléon Bonaparte. He had an elder brother…
2. Napoleonic Timeline
For each date and location, identify the significant event that occurred and write a single-sentence description of the event.
August 15, 1769
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July 4, 1776
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Comparison of Contradicting Ruler’s
The monarch rule from Napoleon Bonaparte to Marie Antoinette contrasted in
opposite directions to the fullest extent. Napoleon being a ruler of full French blood, with
insightful views which enlightened France. While Antoinette, not of full French blood,
continued to constantly spend the people’s money on her comfort, ruining the economy
Napoleon Bonaparte rose to power through military accommodations and tactics
of precision to overthrow…
Napoleon was born in August 15, 1769 in Ajaccio, Corsica in Italy. He was born into a family on noble Italian ancestry. Since France owns the island that Napoleon lives on he is a French citizen. In May 17, 1779 Napoleon goes to military school. Napoleon a few years later graduates from Ecole Militarie in Paris as a second lieutenant. Than in December 22,1793 Napoleon earns a promotion to brigadier general. Napoleon is made chief of the army of the interior, the promotion also…
action as now it was a time of revolt and revolution. This ignited Revolutions around the world. Both Haiti and France went through a Revolution. France and Haiti had great leaders who both had notorious and significant ways in ruling. Although Napoleon Bonaparte and Toussaint Louverture ruled on opposite sides of the world, they had similarities in their leadership. These similarities helped them become politically successful after being successful in the military.
Toussaint’s father, born a free…
In 1799 Napoleon Bonaparte came to power in France. This was the start of an era in France and in Europe called the Napoleonic Era. Napoleon was a brilliant war strategist winning many battles during and before the Napoleonic Era. One thing that may be overlooked during the great age of Napoleon is the Napoleonic code. Also known as the French Civil Law, it is a series of laws that Napoleon forced the codes into effect on the 21st of March, 1804. The code was divided into 4 different sections. The…
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1. Louis Napoleon Bonaparte – Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, or better known as the nephew of Napoleon I, has made his mark throughout history not only in Europe, but all over the world. He was born in 1808 and grew up while his Uncle was coming off of his reign over France and most of Europe. He grew up in Switzerland with his mother, where he adored Napoleon I and all of his ideas. He longed to return to France and reclaim the power that was formerly in…
brilliant general named Napoleon Bonaparte overthrew the Directory and came into power as leader of the Consulate, beginning in 1799. Under Napoleon, France became a nationalist power, expanding its territory into Italy and exerting its influence over other powers. Napoleon consolidated his rule by suppressing rebellions in France, normalizing relations with the Church in the Concordat of 1801, and streamlining the French law system in the Napoleonic Code. By 1804, Napoleon was so powerful that he…