Napoleon: Images of the Legend

Exhibition
from 07/10/2017 to 04/11/2018
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The partnership between the region Hauts-de-France, the town of Arras and the Palace of Versailles is continuing with a new exhibition dedicated to Napoleon.

The exhibition will present a large selection of the Napoleonic collection from the palaces of Versailles and Trianon, which is the world’s largest on the subject. Visitors will be able to discover the history of Napoleon in chronological order, from General Bonaparte to the fallen Emperor.

The exhibition will also shine the spotlight on the Emperor’s close circle (family, important officers,  the Imperial Court) and the Parisian and international societies of the time (artists, scholars, foreign sovereigns etc.) It will show how, from very early on, Napoleon wanted to write his own legend for posterity by commissioning multiple paintings commemorating key moments of his life. Paintings, sculptures and furniture will reveal the wealth and quality of artistic production at the time and will lead visitors in the footsteps of Napoleon Bonaparte, whose unique destiny forever.

Practical information

MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS D’ARRAS
22 rue Paul Doumer
62000 ARRAS,
France

Landline. +33 (0) 3 21 71 26 43
Fax. +33 (0) 3 21 23 19 26

Entrance fee
Full price: 7.50€
reduced: 5€
children under 18: free

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm.

presentation

An article in English

An online gallery of some of the major works

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