Napoleon crossing the Alps at
Date: 19th century
Medium: oil on canvas
Location: Chateau de Versailles, Francie
Dimensions: 271 x 232
Equestrian portrait of Napoleon by the French
classicist painter Jacques-Louis David, also known as "Napoleon at the Saint-Bernard", was completed in four months. There are five versions located in the most important museums and castles in Europe (Château de Malmaison, Charlottenburg, Berlin, Versailles, Belvedere). The painting shows Napoleon as a brave military leader who headed the army's heroic male leads through the rugged peaks of the Alps whipped by the wind and it served first of all as a propaganda. In fact, the transition took place in good weather conditions and Napoleon went up a few days after a most of his soldiers. It is worth to mention references to big names of commanders, which links Napoleon to the names of Hannibal and Charlemagne (see lettering in the lower left corner of the image).
David painted picture Napoleon crossing the Alps at in 19th century. Prevailing color of this fine art print is vivid and its shape is portrait. Original size is 271 x 232. This art piece is located in Chateau de Versailles, Francie. This image is printed on demand - you can choose material, size and finishing.Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825).
French painter. David lived in a time of political turmoil that affected not only our existence, but also his paintings. Indeed, they predetermined the motives of his paintings. He adapted to the times – during the monarchy, he painted members of the royal family, during the revolutionary republic and in the era of the French Empire, he made portraits of Napoleon. He was attracted by the ideal of beauty of ancient art, and he subordinated his composition and sophistication to this ideal. His work is accurate, error-free, compositionally and technically perfect. He uses light and colour curtly. His paintings helped establish the French Classicist school and became a precursor of romanticism