France’s Emperor Napoleon’s ambitions for the South Pacific were realized in 1800 when Nicolas-Thomas Baudin (1754-1803) proposed an expedition to Australia
In the exhibition Napoleon: Revolution to Empire, currently being shown at the National Gallery of Victoria there is an exquisite miniature portrait of French artist, writer, diplomat, author, and archaeologist Baron Dominique-Vivant Denon (1747-1825) painted on ivory by Vincent Bernard. Denon survived the revolution having served both Louis XV and…
Napoleon Revolution to Empire was a truly wonderful celebration of creativity and how, as Napoleon himself insightfully pointed out – imagination rules the world
Napoleon – destiny power and passion – the legend comes alive in the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces Exhibition 2012 at the NGV (National Gallery Victoria). The show Napoleon: Revolution to Empire is sure to engage all observers, who will more than likely be completely overwhelmed at the magnificence and quality of the over 500 art works and objet d’art featured.