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The Eye of Napoléon

Category Arts & Culture The Eye of Napoléon November 10, 2012 to May 05, 2013 Presented By Art Gallery of Hamilton The exhibition's exceptional quality and range of materials and techniques demonstrates how Napoléon nurtured and harnessed the glories of French art and craftsmanship, always with a special understanding of how things would be interpreted out in the world. From the period's most renowned artists—painters such as Antoine-Jean Gros and Jean-Baptiste Regnault, and sculptors Jean-Antoine Houdon and Antonio Canova—Napoléon commissioned signal works that imaged the pomp of his reign and diffused his likeness, while gesturing to the cultural authority of the antique. Recalling from his readings in history that every great ruler pervaded an era, Napoléon likewise sought to impress his mark on every domain of the decorative arts, exemplified in the exhibition through magnificent examples of Sèvres porcelain, jewellery and elaborate personal effects. www.artgalleryofhamilton.com events for Art Gallery of Hamilton. Event Details. Location: Hamilton, Ontario