The complex relationship between Napoleon Bonaparte and the capital city

The Musée Carnavalet’s current exhibition entitled “Napoleon and Paris” aims to depict the complex relationship between Napoleon Bonaparte and the capital city, one which undoubtedly shaped Napoleon while transforming Paris at the same time. The Paris as we know it today, with its metal bridges across the Seine, fountains, markets, and canals, can be traced to Napoleon and his desire to turn Paris into a modern capital city. Presenting the Empire style and Napoleonic urban planning, the exhibit will feature Parisian landscapes from painters Bouhot, Boilly, and Hubert Robert, as well as plans, models, and drawings from Percier, Fontaine, and Brongniart.The exhibition will include works from the Musée Carnavalet as well several borrowed pieces from the Palais Galliera, the Musée du Louvre, the châteaux of Compiègne, Fontainebleau, Versailles and Malmaison, and private collections.

Exhibition until 29th August 2015.

 

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