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Louis XIV understood the necessity to promote a vision of himself and France. But Napoleon Bonaparte would expand exponentially on what the Sun King had done. Napoleon recognized the critical need to create an image that would transmit to the French and the world his superior nature and cleverly disguise any faults or weaknesses. This talk will explore the evolution of the style Napoléon through painting, sculpture, furniture, architecture, and the state symbols of power, including the military.
Presented by Simon Sibelman, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of French & Holocaust Studies, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, former director, Virginia Holocaust Museum