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Napoleonic paintings
Napoleonic paintings

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • analyse paintings centred on the human figure in terms of how a work's form and content together produce its meaning

  • explain how and why French painting came to be used and controlled by the Napoleonic regime

  • discuss the problems of interpretation raised by Gros's Napoleonic paintings

  • locate Napoleonic painting within the broad shift from Neoclassicism to Romanticism in French art.