Margaret Rodenberg

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Writing a novel told from Napoleon Bonaparte’s point of view.

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Finding Napoleon in Abu Dhabi

My last post highlighted the artist Kehinde Wiley’s satiric imitation of Jacques-Louis David’s painting of Napoleon Bonaparte Crosssing the Alps. David painted five versions of this iconic image. It turns out one of these—the one that usually hangs in the Palace of Versailles—is on long-term loan to new Louvre Abu…

Finding Napoleon with Barak Obama

  Of course that’s not Barak Obama on Napoleon’s horse in the artist Kehinde Wiley’s imitation of Jacques-Louis David’s Bonaparte Crossing the Alps. An anonymous black man has taken General Bonaparte’s place. So why bring up Barak Obama? Well, our (deeply missed) ex-president has chosen Wiley to paint his official…

Napoleon Bonaparte Still Hiding Out in Corsica?

Apparently, the French census bureau thought so! The post Napoleon Bonaparte Still Hiding Out in Corsica? appeared first on Finding Napoleon.

 
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