July 27, 2013

Above: One of many stellar frescoes on the ceiling in the Louvre

Pictures 1 to 3, The Coronation of Napoleon, by Jacques-Louis David. Note Mrs. Bonaparte in the middle, pleased with the whole thing.
   Well, she wasn't, as she refused to attend and disapproved of Napoleon crowning himself King, but Napoleon insisted she be inserted.
Pictures 4 and 5, The Gold Room, with ornate golden carvings and paintings of key figures in French history
Picture 6, Young Male Nude Seated beside the Sea, by Hippolyte Flandrin
Picture 7, The Bathers, by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Picture 8, The Death of Marat, by Jaqcues-Louis David
Picture 9, Peace Leads to Abundance, by Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

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