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:
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!
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!