Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait

Relief portrait of Napoléon

Relief portrait of Napoléon

Antonio Canova - 1809

Canova was a talented sculptor who dedicated his career to reviving the classical style of art, as in this profile of Napoléon as a Roman emperor, wearing a laurel crown. His most famous work is the great reclining nude “Venus Victrix,” for which Pauline Borghese, Napoléon’s favorite sister, posed.


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