This exhibition recreates the sumptuous ambiance of Napoleon’s court through the eyes of the Grand Officers and artists of the ‘Emperor’s Household.’ More than 400 works of art and objects from the French palaces, most of them never before displayed in North America, reveal the essential role played by the Imperial Household during Napoleon’s reign. Visitors are invited to visit the six departments that made up the Imperial Household. The institution with its 3,500 employees was responsible for the daily lives and ceremonies of Napoleon and his family. By studying the leading figures of the court the exhibition will reveal the luxury of palace life. An innovative layout recreates the splendour of the apartments by incorporating mapping projections alongside paintings, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, and textiles. Find out more about the ‘Napoleon: Art and Court Life in the Palace’ exhibition from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts website.
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