Derails on Illustrations

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University of Toronto St. George
Corina Sandu

Illustration explanations Franois Grard , Napolon in Coronation Robes (1804) (lecture II) (Neo-classical) - He is wearing red robes - showing his power Antoine-Jean Gros, Napolon Visiting the Plague Victims in Jaffa (1804) (Neo-classical) -this painting sealed Gros career -Napoleon touching them the way Christ touched the leapers and the sick to heal them, which was only done by the Pope and pious people -Shows Napoleons lack of fear of disease -Shows what Napoleon was doing there, helping plague victims -He is showing himself as being divine Jacques-Louis David, Le Sacre de Napolon (Neo-classical) -Napoleon crowned Dec 2 1804 -the ceremony was well-planned -He was a master of propaganda and marketed his image - two officials and two architects planned the decorations, the place had eagles- symbol of military victory - Costumes were used to promote his image, made of silk and fur - The coronation did not take place where it usually did but in the Notre Dame cathedral, where monarchs were crowned -Josephine de Beauharnais was crowned by Napoleon not the Pope, her robe cost 27000 francs, and peasants would only earn 1 franc per day, -The ceremony lasted 3 hours and the highlight of it was the crowning - The crown was a replica of the one used by Charlemange the painting itself was 6 by 10 meters - This is an excellent example of Neo-classical paintings--the light falling solely on Napoleon, and a fairy admirable image, the crowning is normally done at a higher stage but he did it a lower one to be different - Center stage is usually taken by the Pope but Napoleon took it - Napoleon tried to bring back the role of the Catholic Church since the revolution - The vertical axis in the picture of a cross, the walls, brings dominance - Napoleon is surrounded by a court looking at him, showing his nobility and merits - His mom - Antique colors, and arches - Napoleons coach was covered in gold which is where Napoleon and his siblings arrived in Eugne Delacroix, Liberty leading the people (1830) (Neo-classical) - The painting = symbol of the democratic France - Historical event: The Three Glorious (Days) [Les Trois Glorieuses]: July 27, 28, 29, 1830 - Subject: union of the urban proletariat & the left-wing bourgeoisie - This was represented on the French one hundred dollar note - Exhibited in a salon - FIgure of Liberty--a woman carrying a tattered flag - On left--Bourgeois in top hat - On right--Proletariat - This painting influenced Hugo Thodore Gricault, The Raft of the Medusa (1819) (Neo-classical) - Historical event: 1- Shipwreck of the frigate La Meduse in 1816 2- Captain Hugues Duroy de Chaumareys 3- 149 sailors and soldiers on the raft 4- The day of the rescue: 15 people on board
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