Presentation on theme: "The Arts in the Age of Napoleon 1800-1815. The objective of this slide show is to familiarize yourself with the art of the first empire (Napoleonic) Era."— Presentation transcript:
The Arts in the Age of Napoleon
The objective of this slide show is to familiarize yourself with the art of the first empire (Napoleonic) Era and understand how it bolstered the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte.
When Napoleon was crowned Emperor of France, a glorious age in Art also began…
Historians call this the Age of Empire.
To this day, the Empire Style is associated with Napoleon and his far reaching influence….
Let us begin with painting…
As to be expected, paintings featured Napoleon and his many feats..lets take a look at some of the more famous paintings…
Napoleon chose the Bee to be his symbol of hard work and industry…
The discovery of the Rosetta Stone in Egypt would eventually unlock the secrets of Hieroglyphicsand the Egyptian discoveries caused a fad for all things Egyptian.
The empire style also changed womens clothing styles…
The empress Josephine, led the way to good taste.
In England, a rival artistic movement beganit was called Regency, because during this time King George III was effectively mad and locked up at Windsor Castle. His son was the regent for over 20 years (this was also the time of Jane Austens novels).
Prince George built the Brighton Pavilion, a house based on Islamic/Chinese motifs. It was quite exotic for the time and caused a scandal!
During this time, the destroyed city of Pompeii was being excavated.
Empire and Regency styles remain popular todaythey continue to influence design. Both Napoleon and George III would be surprised to see their designs on Trading Places and Martha Stewart Living. Way to go, guys! It just goes to prove you can rule a country and influence art at the same time!