Art and Artifice 2018


Napoleon

Napoleon in his imperial robes - painting by Francois Gerald 1805

Painting by Francois Gerald, 1805. Photographed at the traveling Napoleon: Power and Splendor exhibit, 2018.

"A study in iconography" is how this piece is described, but there is also the basic image of a man adorned in the royal fashion of 1805. Not only is the outfit (and presentation by the artist) meant for the inspection of the French, but for the inspection of a particular fan club of royalty and "royalists," that is to say, Napoleon's attempted transformation from a Corsican-born professional artilleryman in the French army into a sovereign leader in Europe (and the world) was in mid-program. It worked for awhile, then came exile to Elba, then Waterloo, then imprisonment on St. Helena, and finally death by stomach cancer.

[Below] From the Napoleon Exhibit

Napoleon Jacket Green and Gold

Napoleon Jacket Green with Gold - Back side



Hanging with Napoleon

Hanging out with Napoleon

A model dressed as a Napoleon (in military Marshal attire) mixing it up with the tourists at the VMFA Napoleon: Power and Splendor exhibit, Richmond, Virginia.



Two Hide Dress

Two Hide Dress 1800s

"Nez Perce" garment. Dated before 1880, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Nez Perce 2 Hide Dress


Shard Greek Winged Horse Art

From The Horse in Ancient Greek Art exhibit, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, May 2018

Ancient Greek Horse Art Chariot

Ancient Greece Horse Coin

Ancient Greece Horse Coin


Horace Vernet - Hunting in the Pontine Marshes 1833

Hunting in the Pontine Marshes, 1833 - Art by Horace Vernet

Hunting in the Pontine Marshes Detail


Art easel at the National Gallery of Art Washington DC

Art easel at the National Gallery of Art Washington DC


Washington DC East Building  - the National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art - Washington DC 1980 from the air

This photo hangs in the halls of the lower level of the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.


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